January 22 1863

Camp near Fredrickesburg

Dear wife I take this present

opportunity of riting you a few lines

to let you no that I am Stil

living though not well at this

time though I think that I am

improveing alittle at this time

I hope when these few lines reaches

you they will find you well

and harty I have nothing of

grate importance to rite at

this time moer then we are here

in camp clost to the Rapahanock

river whare we can se the yankes

most evry day and we have bin orderd

to north Carolina though I dont no if

we will go or not they Say we

will have afight be fore we leve here

and then we dont no if we will go

then or not our fair is hard here for

we dont get as mutch to eat as we want

and we have to ly on the Cold wet ground

by a smokey fiar I would give all I have

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Go to the 11th redgment [1]

at willmengton to Compeney 

A if you can 

I Sent Sixty dollars

in money and one pair of shoes

by Free gonas to you and if you

have not got it yet I want you

to be sirtin to go and get it as

soon as you can and dont let evey

body no that you have got the mony

on hand and if you need any thing

to live on you by it and be Carful

and save your money for I dont think

that I Can send you any moer money

soon agane and I want to no if

you have spent all that money

that I sent you the first time I

want you take good car of child and

rate it as good as you can and if I never se

you agane I hope that I will meet you in pease

whare their will be no separation and I want

you to pray that we may meete their I will

Close by Saying fair well til I se you

  1. it is uncertain to whom this part of the letter is directed or if it is in the same hand as the rest of the letter
January 22, 1863


Name Variant: 
Company C, 16th NC Infantry


Wife of Daniel Abernathy


From State: 
From Municipality: 


To State: 
North Carolina
To Municipality: 
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Gemma Bellhouse
Transcription Date: 
July, 2010
Proof Date: 

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