Raleigh NC Wake Co. July 9/61
Dear Brother I seat my Self
this morning to write you afew lines to
let you no that I am well at presant
and I hope when these few lines com to
hand thay may find you all injoing
the same blessing we are all well as
comon generley through our company, We
arrived here yestaday about 2 oclock PM
and we was very hungry and wered for
we had fasted ever sinc the evaning of
the 7th but we had a very good brekfast
this morning our fair will be beter
here after, a while any how.
You said you wanted [me] to be with you
to graft corn , I am goin to graft
Old Abe befoor I take my station at
hom, tell all the inquiren to write to
me if there be any, and let me no how
thay are getting on with the girles in
that neighborhood.
Tell Miss Mildred Yates to write to
me and let me no how she is getting on
with the gentelmen, tell cousen W. Boo[ker?]
to write , I was glad to here that you ware
all well and injoin good helth. J.S.B [1]
got a leter from home yestady and thay ware
[page 2]
all well as coman, I reckon you think
we will never com back but you may
be mistaken for I dont count on nothing
but coming back, I should be the glades in
the World to com an stay with you a week
or to but I cant get off for we shal
hav to leave shortly I think,
I was Surprised yestad to here of our goveners [2]
deth he did in Petersburg on the 7th of July
and to of our Regment companys started
yestaday to bring him here thay will
arive here to day, or is looked for
he dide at the Sulfer Springs in Petersburg
I wont to go and kill Old Abe and
com back home and mary the b[??]
of Chatham and then I will be as
free as any body.
I am now in a hurey for Carles
yates is here an his wife wants to
See me an Sid [3] and I want to see
them, Cousen Mary Ann said she wanted
to see us. I am goin up in toun
to see them now, he sed thay ware
all well as comon, I should like for
you to com down here befoer we
leav, tell Sister and children
howdy for me an if you com let
Papys folks no it so thay can Send
us Somthing to eat We have a plenty but
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not any thing but meet and bred
an coffee and, I am very worn now.
I must come to a close by Saying
Write to me as soon as you can
yours truly G. T. Beavers
[page 4]
I made a mistake in writing
in severl mispeks in spelling and
I hope to meet you all in a
beter world than this.
good by for this time G. T. Beavers

  1. J. S. Beavers
  2. Gov. John W. Ellis
  3. “Sid” is his brother, J. S. Beavers
July 9, 1861


Co. I, 6th North Carolina Infantry


Co. G, 16th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Chatham County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 
From County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
September, 2011
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
October, 2011

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