State of Va. Camp Fisher
This Nov. the 10th 1861
Dear brother I take my pen in hand
to anser your most kind and affection
ate letters which was dated Nov. the 4th I
was very glad to here from you and to here
that you was well you dont no how much
good it does me to get a letter from any
one in good old N.C. when the mail comes
and dont bring me nary letter it makes
me feel bad S. Mulhollan J.J. Jinkins S.
Upchurch and H Kelley got here on the 8th
we was all glad to see them and received many
a harty shake they left J. H. Upchurch at
Petersburg with the boxes. I am well at this
time except a bad cole Tom is nearly well of
the Janders he stood guard last night
I wish those boxes were here then I would
no what to write I will write you a nother
letter I Started a letter to John [this?] morning
we had a very bad march the 1 of Nov we
went to guard the battery 8 or 10 miles
from here I saw our men fier at a yankee
vessel we could see the balls strik the water
I think some of them tuck effect read
Johns letter it will tell you something
about it if I could tell you a good many things
if I was with you I caint write like I can
talk I wish I could see you all sister [1] I
wish I could be at your hous to day to take
dinner with you for I am tierd of beef
I will close Tom wants to finish the letter
give my love to all enquiring friends
and receive a [???] portion your self yours
as ever J. S. Beavers to I. S. Upchurch
[page 2]
Dear Brother
I grasp my pen of affection
this morning for the purpus of ansering
your kind leter which was candly recived
frida last which giv us mutch sadesfaction
to here from you all an to here that
you was all well.
We hav not recived those things you sent
to us yet but thay are at bristow station
we will get them to day or tomorow I
think, I shal be very glad when I get them
so I can eat som for I can almost tast
him now, I hav nothing of importants
to write to you, I was very glad to
see the boys when they com, uncle bill
was left at weldon he was after whiskey
an the train left him, an J. H Upchurch
was left at petersburg he was wating for
the boxes.
I wish I cood com home an stay a while
with you all, we have som very bad wether
here rain an cold, I stood gard las night
an never slep none at all about dark
it comenced raining in the evening an continued
till after dark a while. the wind blode very
cold an the grond was so wet I had to
sit up all night, but today is very warm
an plesant I hant got spase to write mutch
but will make it up when we get the boxes.
I must close by saing I return my
cincier thanks to you all for your
kindness to me.
Nothing more at pesant,
Yours Truly G. T. Beavers
[added in top margin]
Giv my love to your famly an my fathers famly
be contented for we will gain the fite
after while by many hard t[??]les

  1. his sister, Delia Upchurch
November 10, 1861


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


From State: 
From Note: 
Camp Fisher

Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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