[Williford Upchurch served with G. T. and J. S. Beavers in Co. I, 6th NC Inf.]

Camp Fisher Jan 19th 1862
Dear cosson I take the
presant opitunity of droping you A
fiew lines to let you now that I am
well at presant hoping when thoes
fiew lines comes to hand that they
may find you and family well
Winship [1] is not verry well at presant
but he is up A bout the rest of
the sick men are A mending we have
one verry Sick man in the hospital
John Kelley is verry sick with the
new money but I thank he is A
mending the rest of the boys are
well as far as I now we have had
A verry bad time here with cold
rain hale sleat and snow but the
snow is gon and it is a raining to day
I wish it was so I could come home
to see you all but I fear I never
will the Capting has been A
trying to git A furlow for some
of the marrid men but he have
not got them yet but we are
A living here verry well we git
A plenty of[???] eat surch as it tis
I must come to A close by saying
write soon I remain yours untill Death
Isam [3] tell pappy and famely that I ]
am well as ever tell him Ship [4] is not
verry he is not as flashy [4] as he was
when he come from home Wilerferd upchurch

  1. his brother, Winship Upchurch
  2. Isam = Isham
  3. Ship = Winship
  4. flashy = fleshy, healthy, well-fed
January 19, 1862


Co. I, 6th North Carolina Infantry


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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