January 18th 1863

State of North Carolina Alleghany County
Govner Vance of N C I John W Evans am
a paroled prisner Taken at Newbern write
you afew lines hoping to receive council from
you I am here at home and Col F Mcmillian
and Capt H,J, Williams is threatning takeing
me to my Co and I am told by men that
ought to know the Newbern prisners is not exchanged
I herefore put my trust in you that does
know for council also if I am exchanged I am
not able for servis I was sick all the time
I was in Camp and did not Drill any and
at the Newbern Fight when we was ordered
to retreat I was not able to git away and
fell in the hands of the enemy and was
paroled and sent home I reached home on the
13 of April and has not been able for servis
since I have been at home and I think if
there is any men might have a discharge
I am one of them
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John ,W, Evans Private CO K 37 reg NC Volenteers

I will herefore tell you the reason I am
not able for servis I am afflicted with rheu
matism head ache and Dispepsia and one thing
dont agree with me in camp is meat on the
account of Dispepsia I have been talking of
coming to see you but I am some times able to
travel and sometimes confined to my bed and
another thing I have got no money and it
is to fur for a disabled boded man to start
without money Gov Vance Dear Sir it is no
nead of my saying any thing to you about
the Fight at Newbern where I was taken
for you was then Col of a reg in the same
fight I will inform you that I done all I
could for you in your election for Gov and I
now hope you will do all you can for me and
so I must close hoping you will write to me
with out delay and let me no what to do
Direct your letter to ScottVille PO Alleghany
Fr John ,W, Evans to Gov Vance Co N C

January 18, 1863


Co. K, 37th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Alleghany County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From County: 
From Note: 


To State: 
North Carolina
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