January the 12 1863
Dear sir i seet my self to let
you know that i am a poor wounded
Solider i have but won arm and hit
won finger and thumb on it
i was in serveice 12 mounths to a day
in the 2 regement i have bin
home [???] home ever sence the 23
of August Dear Sir you know that
i cant mntain my fam ley withe
won thumb and finger while i
was in the army there was the sum of
4 dollars allow to my wife and 2
children a mounth and sence i
have got home tore up my famly
is a lowed nothing i think
the government ought to mentain
me and my famly i have no way
in the wourld earn 5 cents i think
it verry hard to go to the army and
get ruined and now suffer for
some thing to eat i hope you
will take this under consider
ation and provide some way for
me i live near hipoint please
send me a few lynes what i
must doo
Direct you blumeington
gilfor county [??]
William Core

[added on reverse by Vance]
Ansr this
the best you

January 12, 1863


Co. E, 2nd North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Craven County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From County: 
From Note: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To Municipality: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
August, 2010
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