November 18 day 1862
der frend guvner
vans gont to inform you
about mi helth is very bad
i hav the ruma pans in
my hips so bad dat i Cant
get a long a tol i am [???] [1]
to the guvment and i wil [??]
[??] no survs to the army
i am nuthen but a shadow
i was takin our un
Con Crip act [2] an i hav
[???] able to do aney thing
for the [???] last yer
i want you to dis Charg
of the arme and iwol
pay you as for as i am ab[le?]
i want you to let [???]
know what wil
amount of money you wil
let of mee ot
[page 2]
by paying part in gold
an you so do in yo wil
sav mi life if i hav
to S[t]ay her i will dy her
i Can get docktor [?]
to [??] [??] he wil
patch me up dat i cud
get about agan the
is [??] of [s?]has
taking dat was not sond
and the it is no
to hav men
her in the armey ples yo
our rit to mee as quick
as you Can drect yo leter
to virginy
and if yo wil let <??>
of i wil Com to roley
and send home for the mony
and pay you
N.. Brinkle
[page 3]
now Moses Eller A Concrip
pres out an have bin
exemp from military duty
by the bord of docter on
the accond of dropse <??>
I hand bin Abel to due
<???> Scence I bin caul
out <??> for the last three
years on the of <??> dece<??>
an I hope you will due
somting for me if you
due wright to me as soon
as you <??><??> fue lines
I am in the horsepittle
ad Straws burg in V A
I am from the 76 redch
ment N C malatia an
belong to the 23 redch
ment N C State trups
Combeny D November
the 17 dat 1862 Moses Eller
I am willing to Satesfy

  1. the ink is very blotched in this letter
  2. Conscript Act
November 18, 1862
Date Note: 
begun on 17th


Co. D, 23rd North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Rowan County, NC
Co. D, 23rd North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Rowan County, NC


From State: 
From Municipality: 
From Note: 
"Straws burg in VA"


To State: 
North Carolina
To Municipality: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
August, 2010
Proof Date: 

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