Smithfield Johnston County NC
february the 1 1863
Mr Governor Vanc Ser I this day do
wright you A few lins to let you
know somthing of my age and the time
that I in listed I inlisted for
12 month on the 28 of July 1861 an has
serv twel december the 31 1862 I left
my Ridgment at fredicks Burg va
and the Resen why I left them
was that I was past 40 yers old
and my offersers did not try to
git my discharg and I left them
on that grouns Ser when you mak
A Call for men that is Between
the age of 40 an 50 yers old
I am one of [??] and will go
at the first Call But I dont want
to hav to serv under generl Ramsur
ples Governor Vanc wright soon
and let me know what to do
for I am know at A loss my
age is 45 yers old
Wm H Pilkirton

February 1, 1863


Name Variant: 
Co. E, 24th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Johnston 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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