Camp near Winchester V.A.
Oct 26 1862
Dear Brother
I seat my self this
morning to anser your kind leter which
com to hand yestady the 25, I was proud
to here from you all an to her that
you was all well.
I hav nothing of importants to write
and if I did this is all the paper I hav
I offerd 25 cts for a sheet this morning to
them cood not get it. I am sory that you
all had to leav home but I hope if you
leav you wont hav to stay long.
You stated somthing about writing about
every bodies children if I had the paper
I would not mind it but by the time
I get started I hav to stop for the want
of Space. I am 24 years old to day an
it is a mity bad day for it has ben
raning ever sence last night about 3 oclock
Tell papys folk that I am well an that
I rote to them a few days ago but hant
got no anser I draud a coat an pants
so I dont need no pants.
Tell all houdy for me I would be
glad to see you all but I hope I shal
com this winter
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I must com to a close by saing write
soon as you get this. I hav a bad chance
to write we hav no tints I an manass
Herndon [1] & E. Parish [2] has built us a small
bunk down side of a larg rock but
Sence I hav comenced writing the
leves an dirt has becom wet an the
fork split but as it hapend the
fork ketched the cross pece a held it
till I got a fork an placed it in the place
of the other.
I will stop writing now as I cant think
of nothing funey Yours as ever
G. T. Beavers

  1. Pvt. Manassa Herndon of Co. I, 6th NC Inf.
  2. Pvt. Edward Parish of Co. I, 6th NC Inf.
October 26, 1862


Co. I, 6th North Carolina Infantry


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


From State: 
From Municipality: 
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Transcription/Proofing Info

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

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