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11th North Carolina Infantry - Twice Wounded

Item CON-6863
February 10, 1864 Michael J. Craft
Price: $245.00


Original Civil War Confederate soldier's letter - 2 pages and war dated.

February the 10th 1864
Camp Near Orange Court House, Virginia

My Dear Highly Esteem Father and Mother, Brother and Sisters,

It is with great pleasure to say that I take my old pen in hand one time more, to let you all know that I am tolerable well at this present time. Hoping when these few lines come to your hand they will find you all well and doing well. I can inform you that I received your kind letter dated January the 24th. It came to hand on the 3rd of this inst. It was read with great satisfaction to hear from you all one time that you were all well. One time in this unfriendly world. Well Pa, I have no news worth relating to you at this present time. Only the Yankees made a raid last Sunday to cross the River. But they failed to cross it. We laid in the brush all day Sunday and Sunday night. So this is all the war news that I have at this time. You must excuse for not writing sooner. That I have the reason that I did not write more sooner. I thought I would wait and see how the fight went. Wilcox’s Brigade and Lane’s Brigade was all that was engaged in it. They drove them back across Rapidan River. All is quiet now, so I will close. Write soon and give me all the news. So goodbye for this time.

M. J. Craft to F. Oates