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15th & 49th North Carolina Infantry - Twice Captured - South Mountain, MD & Sandy Ridge, NC

Item CON-6509
April 1, 1863 Francis Y. Hicks
Price: $345.00


Original Civil War soldier's letter.1 page written in period ink.

Camp Near Kinston, NC
April the 1st 1863

Dear Parents,

I write you a few lines to inform you that I am well at this time and I hope this letter may find you all well. I am getting as stout as ever. My feet are well. There is no prospect of any fighting here soon. Our brigade is in fine health at this time. the troops are well clothed and tolerably well fed. Though their rations have been reduced to ¼ lb of bacon per day. They get plenty of flour or meal and pies. We get ½ lb per day of bacon and as much flour as we want. I have not heard from home since Caster came to camp. We are looking for Dock Mode every day. We have some marching to do down here. Sometimes we do not march far at a time. Kinston is a very nice little town. It is a very old place. It was built in King George’s time. We have some tolerable heavy frost here. Though the weather is very nice and looks like spring.

Write me soon. Hoping to hear from you soon. I close,

Your as ever,

F. Y. Hicks

N. B. Direct your letters to Goldsboro, Camp B, 49th Regiment North Carolina, T. Ransom’s Brigade.