Camp near Winchester VA
Oct the 9 1862
Dear Brother,
with hapyness do
I seat my self this morning to drop you a few lines
to let you know that I am well at pesant
hoping these few lines may find you an famly
well as ever it has ben som time since I
rote to you but I hope you will excuse me
for my chance has ben bad an paper is
scerse I hav ben at the hospital for som
time but am now with the boys but
few of them are here som of them was taken
prisoners an som wonded and som sick
our company numbers 45 but 8 of them
is conscrips, sandy lewter has not com to
the redg yet the last I hird from him
he was mending.
I would giv you som acount of our last
strugle but I was not thaire but from
all acounts I think it was awful tite the
redgment went over into mearaland at
a place called sharpsburg is where thay
had a haird fight after that we fell back
across the river there is no talk of a
fight now it is the stillist time I most
ever saw. I rote to papy not to write
till I herd from him rote to him
but I recon he mite Direct his leters
to Winchester. I thought then we would leve
in a day or two but I dont know when
we will leve now. Som talks of
pece but I dont think there is any chanc for it
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I hird of a grat revival at Oliv chapel
I would of giv $25 to of ben ther it mad think
when I hird of it an what made me think
more was som person profest I was glad
to here of that profeson I hope she
will be a faithful member of MT Puisgy [1] church
if I hant don my duty I like to see
others do thairs. It is now diner and I
must close. I hope the lord will be with
you all through all our trials
Pleas write to me soon as you get
this. Yours as ever
G. T. Beavers

  1. Mount Pisgah
October 9, 1862


Co. I, 6th North Carolina Infantry


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


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

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