Thursday Evening November the 6 1862

Mr. Z. B. Vance Dear Sir
i Comence this note not noing whither i
Shall be able to Speak my minde up
on the Subject or not, as i am writing to
one i never have seen you will be informd
that i am in Bad heath and has bin
ever Since April last i Volenteerd
and went of to the army and Come home
in August just alive ive not seen
nary well day since i have bin in
the army So i write these lines to you
as we truley hope there is Sompthing i
Can do that i Cold live out of the army
for i assure you i cant live there long
i Can put up as good Shoes and
Boots as any man, So i have folerd
the trade Before i went off Some &
So if you Can or will Git me out
of the army and let me go to making
Shoes i should do good eal more
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Good and be more Benefit to the
Confederacy so Mr Govenor if you
Can Say or do any thing to my Case i
Shall more than thank you a thousand
times although you may give me
a Short answer or nun, i am young
and green about the law in these
Criticle times, i want you to write
to me and Let me no whither Such
Cold be dun or no i will inclose
10 cts male your Letter please write
to me as soon as this you recd
Direct your Letter Olive Branch
Very Truly yourse N C
Archabald Curlee

[added by Vance]
No power
to detail
him –

November 6, 1862
Date Note: 
"Thursday Evening"


Name Variant: 
Co. I, 53rd North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Union County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From County: 
From Note: 
"Olive Branch"


To State: 
North Carolina
To Municipality: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
August, 2010
Proof Date: 

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