March the 20th 1865
Dear Mother brothers and Sisters I this
lonsom Monday Morning Seat my
Self to drop you a few lines to
let you no that I am well in
hope those few lines may find
younes all well an hope these
few lines may find youal doing
the best you can Dear Mother
this is a hard world to live in
I cant live this way any longer
Dear Mother I am agoing [to?] the yankees
this is the last leter that I will
rite home meby forever I want you
all to do the best you can in
this troblesom world and if god
Spairs our lives we will each
other again Dear loving Mother I
wont you to Kiss lorah and Mary
and Sis for me and tell tem good
by for me I would give the world
to See you all one time more in
this trublesom world [????]
[page 2]
Dear Mother I want you to
tell all of gran Paps folks good
by for me and all my friends
Dear Mother I cant live this way any
longer and I want you to take
Care of your Self and all Dearest
litle Sisters and brothers and if
the yankes comes thair dont leave
the house if you leave the house
tha will burn eny thing up
and if you Stay tha wont hurt
a thing and if god Spairs our lives
we will See each other again and
dont git dis satis fied about us
Dear Mother i hant had a bite of
meat Sense friday and only a pint
of corn meal for a day and that
not fit to eate So I hope god will
Spair our lives to Meet one time
More in this world So turn over [1]
Dear Mother I want you to take care
of my thing So i must close for
this time I will rite alittle pease when
lewis Comes he will bee here to day
So Remember me when I am gone and
think that your not fair behind
Car Setzer to Dear Mother

A Few lines to Noah and
Calob Dear brothers I am
Well and hope those few lines
may find youens well Noah
I am agoing to leave this litle
bull pen and I want you to work
and Suport your dear Mother and
Sisters and if god Spairs my life
i will See you all Some time in
the world tell Charles that I am
gone if i have luck tell him to never
to Come to this unjust war So fare
well dear brothers and Sisters fo[???]
[page 4]
March the 22 1865
Dear Mother i Seat my
Self to let you no that
I am well and hope and trust
to god those few lines may
find you all well and adoing
the best you can Dear Mother
Lewis Sigman got here yesterday
and i got the haverSack
you Sent us he sayes that
younes is a giting a long the
best you can Dear Mother
I wont you to do the best
you can we air a going to
the north to nite or to
morow nite So I must
Close for the last time
rite not any more for
we air gone Dear loveing
Mother brothers and Sisters
fair well to al I hope to
See you again in this tru
blesom world i remain
your Son till death Car Setzer

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March 22, 1865
Date Note: 
started on March 20, continued on 22nd.


Name Variant: 
Full name is Robert Carr Setzer, but goes by Carr
Co. K, 46th North Carolina Infantry
Residence (County): 
Catawba County, NC


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


From Note: 
Not Listed


To State: 
North Carolina
To County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Gemma Bellhouse
Transcription Date: 
June, 2010
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Proof Date: 

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