April the 29 1863

Camp near kinston N C

Dear Companion I Seat my Self

to write you afew lines to let

you know that I am well at

this time hoping when those

few lines Come to your kind

hand thay will find you well

an doing well I recive your

kind letter the 27 of the month

witch gave me grate Satisfaction

to hear from home one time

more an to hear that you was

well an doing well I wood

be glad if I only Could bee

at home to stay with you

wee have move[d] to day wee are in

a mile of kinston but I doant

know how long wee will Stay

her sum say wee are going

back to whar wee Came from

in the morning but I doant

know wheather it is so or not

[page 2]

O my Der I do wish that this

war would Stop an let all the

Soldier go home to thar famly

it is hard times hear an I

ex pect that it is hard

times up thar Corn an flour

is so high I doant no what

pepel will do for bread

it was reported that thare

was ten thousand yankee doun

below kinston about nine

miles but I heard that thay

have all run back in thar

rat holes thay all ways do

when the 44 Comes I am

going to send you sum thing

home by Sidney Syks [1] I doant

know what I will send yet

but I will tel you in my

next letter an let yo know

[page 3]

I want you to get harges

Jones to make me a botel

of ink an Send it to me

by Sidney Sykes put it in

a good thick botel So it

woant brake I belive that

all the boys is well as Common

I have no news of any import

tance to write to you at this

time wee are Just a staying

in the the woods Just as we have

bin doing for the last three

monts an I doant know

when wee will get out

of the war I tel you Soldiers

Sees hard times hear but

I hope that wee will soon

get out of this troubbelsum

war for I am tirded of this

ways of live ing

[page 4]

you sed you was agoing to

Send me sum shirts but I

doant need any more Close

now I doant want you to

send me any more Close

now by S A Syks

I will Send you a himd book

an a Song ballet So I must

Close my few lines you

must rite as soone as you get

this letter you must

Direct your letters to

kinston So nothing

more at this time only

remain your kind husban

untel Death from

J. W Write to Mrs

Susan Write

[added upside down in top margin]

I all so send you

a ring to

  1. Cpl. Sydney A. Sykes of Co. G
April 29, 1863


Co. G, 44th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Alamance County, NC


Residence (County): 
Alamance County, NC


From State: 
North Carolina
From Municipality: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

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