head Qarters at rauhhley
Juily the 5 ad 1861
Mi Deere friend I take the plesure
or righting you A fiew lines to let
you now that I am not wll at
this time I taken sick this moring
I am not bad of but I am not
abel to drill but I hope that
I may get stout A gaine I hope
that when those fiew lynes coms
to hand they may find you well
som of the rest of the boys are compla[?]
tw [1] but they are gitting better but I
think the resion that we are cmpla[?]
so much is that we eate too
much trach [2] an backen but they
I think that we will get uste
to it after wile I would like
to se you all I hope we may
mete A gain I hope that you
wont for git your friend I hope
[page 2]
that you will remember me tell
all the ladys one the [creek?] that
they mus not for git me I wish
that I cold see you all [once?] more
but we [are?] so fur from home
that it is im posibl for me
to see you but I hope that I
com home A bout the 20 of
august [if?] I cwep mi helth
I hope that you will twell
all the ladis that they may
all rite to me if posible
thare is now Day that passe over
mi [??] but [???] of you
I am sorry to think that all
the ladys are all left all be
hind when I luck all A round
an cant see now won it makes
me feel so srry but it is the
worst plase I ever saw but
I dont meddle mi self with
them I am tring to good
[page 3]
I bout me A bibe som time [bible]
since I read A pretty smart
I hope that you will rite
to me as soon as you git
this letter an tell mis amalior
wisenhunt to rite to me too
tell mis Jane an belca [3] to rite
to me so I must come to A
close I hope the ladys will
be sow cind to send me some
app[?]rs som of the boys get
som letters from the ladis an
they are not sais fide that we
are all gone I must com
to A clos now we dont now
sen we will lefe her
mis if you want to rite
to me rite in the care
of capten macorkle [4] head qarters
rarhley N. C. when this you se rember
me tho too 200 mile [art?] we are A
part we are J I Sietz
Mis Elica Whitner

  1. tw = too
  2. trach = trash?
  3. belca = Rebecca?
  4. Capt. M. L. McCorkle of Co. F, 23rd NC Inf.
July 5, 1861


Co. F, 23rd North Carolina Infantry


Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 
From County: 
From Note: 
head Qarters at rauhhley


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Michael Ellis
Transcription Date: 
February, 2011
Proof Date: 

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