Peterson1

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March 21st 1864

Camp Near Libe[r]ty Mills v.a.

Dear Father & Mother brothers and

sisters I now seat myself to

answer your kind letter that I

received night before last and was

glad to hear from you all onece

more we had to go on picket

yesterday and did not get back

til this morning so I couldnt rite

any sooner you stated in your

letter that you wanted to know

if I got through safe I did

as a conscript and whoo was

in my mess Abel Miller Frank

[Boleh?] Levi Bullinger and Jonas

Rader we did not get any bounty

or any thing els yet some of the

company drawed some shoes and

blankets Dave Drum had nothing

but one haversack stole from him

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it is very cold here now and geting

colder every minit I saw a man

shot last Fryday and I dont want to

see ary other one this morning

about too hours before day we saw

our courier come rideing as hard

as he could and he said we should

reinforce our picket post for the

yankees was a coming but it

was so cold that they did not

and I think wont as long as it

stays so cold so I will close

hopeing to here from you soon

So no more at onley I remain your

affectionate son untill death

From Peter J Peterson

To John Peterson

Direct as before

Date: 
March 21, 1864
Collection: 

Author(s)

Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC

Recipient(s)

Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC
Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC

From

From State: 
Virginia
From Municipality: 

To

To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 
Catawba

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