Camp Fisher
Febuary the 3 1862
Dear Brother I once more seat my
self to drop you a few lines to let you no that
I am well an helthy as ever an fat as a
pig hoping this leter may find you all injoing
the same good blesing
I hav nothing of importants to write you
as I no of now but I will write somthing
I dont no what. The helth of the redge
is beter than what it has ben for som time
we hant had nary deth in som time.
I rec a leter from home som two or three
days ago, which giv me grate sadesfaction to
here from them an to here that thay wor all
well I hant rote to you in som time I recived
your leter an paper was scerse I put it of till
I got som paper I rote som to you in my lter
home for you an Rufus, an I should like
to see you all a while but it is imposable for me
to do so. Tell all your famly houdy for me an all
inquiring frinds if there be any there I hird
that wake co had ben drafted I hope thay hav
got som lazy people an them that thought
that thay would not go to defend there hapy
cuntry wating for som to do it all to liv
or die as thay chance may be, but I hope
it may be my hapy lot to see our cuntry
free and shall return to my hapy home
which will be a grate plesure to me to see
my parants which has ben so kind to
me when I thought was trooble but now
I find it was a hapy time, I hope that sort
of a time will soon com again, I am almost
atird a living here in this world of trouble
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I hant hird from Miss Mildred in so
long I recon she has forgoten me but I hant
forgoten hir yet. giv hir my best love an respect
I should be mity well sadesfid if I cood
hav a girle to fly around about once a week
that is what I lik here in this troubelsom
world. I want to no if John an Charles gose
to see the girls or not John dont write
any thing about goin to see them I dont want
them to get mared till I com back home
if you all are drafted do the best you can for
your self for it is our duty to defend
our hap cuntry, I never want to see the time
when the yankes will invad our hapy South
if yo are drafted I want to be ther to go
with you to fite the yankes.
I must close my remarkes befour long
for I am wary of writing but not becaus it
is to you I whould like to here from you all
very mutch.
I sent for som potaters an som other things
but I dont no whether thay hav started them or
yet I should lik to recive them with som
whiskey, I hate to finish on whiskey,
I must com to a close by Saing writ soon
as you get this. excuse all bad writing an spelling
an corect all mistakes for this leter contains
them all.
Write soon with plesure
Remember Your affectionet
Brother Till deth
G. T. Beavers

February 3, 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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