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    • Letter: Charles F. [Charley] Futch to John Futch, Aug. 13, 1861

    • 1861-08-13
    • Charley warns his brother that unless he receives more letters, he will stop writing. Charley would like news of the family and he would like to come home, but doesn’t know when he will be able to do so. He is expecting a battle soon but he...
    • Futch, Charles F. [Charley]
    • Letter: Charles F. [Charley] Futch to John Futch, Nov. 1, 1861

    • 1861-11-01
    • Charley writes to his brother John from Camp Howe in Virginia. He asks John whether they were ever paid for some coopering work they had done for the “Sheltes.” He asks his brother to give his love to their father’s family.
    • Futch, Charles F. [Charley]
    • Letter: Charles F. [Charley] Futch to John Futch, May 26, 1862

    • 1862-05-26
    • Charley writes to his brother to say that he has gotten John’s letter. The regiment has been ordered to Richmond, Va., and Charley doesn’t want to go. He expects that they will lose a lot of men but writes about his faith in God. He asks his...
    • Futch, Charles F. [Charley]
    • Letter: Charles F. [Charley] Futch to John Futch, July 14, 1862

    • 1862-07-14
    • Charley writes to his brother saying he has just been through three of the "hardest fights that was ever fought in America." He tells John that he didn’t draw John’s pay for him but will if his brother hasn’t returned by the time they draw...
    • Futch, Charles F. [Charley]
    • Letter: Charles F. [Charley] Futch to John Futch, Jan. 15, 1863

    • 1863-01-15
    • Charley writes that he is sorry to hear that his brother is sick. He already drew his money before he received word to draw John's as well, but Charley will try to send John some of his own money if he gets a chance. He tells John to see Captain...
    • Futch, Charles F. [Charley]
    • Letter: Charles F. [Charley] Futch to John Futch,, Aug. 19, 1861

    • 1861-08-19
    • Charley says that he has written his brother many times but he has yet to get a letter from home. He can see 10 ships about 4 miles from his position and mentions the battery firing fifteen shells recently. He tells his brother to pass this letter...
    • Futch, Charles F. [Charley]
    • Letter: Charles F. [Charley] Futch to John Futch, Sr. [?], July 24, 1861

    • 1861-07-24
    • This letter is addressed to Father (likely John Futch, Sr.) from Charles Futch. The deterioration of the letter makes it difficult to read, but the handwriting looks like that of Charles Futch. The author has been sick with measles; many others in...
    • Futch, Charles F. [Charley];
    • Letter: Charles F. [Charley] Futch to John Futch, Sept. 1, 1861

    • 1861-09-01
    • Charles writes that their current location on the Potomac River is very near the Yankees. He hopes the war will end soon so that he can come home. He asks his brother to tell him the news from home, "...how all of the girls is a getting a long..."...
    • Futch, Charles F. [Charley]
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, Feb. 28, 1863

    • 1863-02-28
    • John is still as sick and has not been on active duty since he arrived back in camp. Everyone in camp says he should be discharged. He misses his wife and family. It rains or snows every day there. Charley is well. John asks how the situation is at...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, June 6 and 9, 1863

    • 1863-06-06; 1863-06-09;
    • John begins this letter to his wife saying that they left camp on Friday, June 5th. The handwriting changes in the middle of the first page - it is now June 9th and John is in Culpeper, near James Roe Anderson. He believes that they are headed to...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, June 2, 1863

    • 1863-06-02
    • John Futch talks generally of camp and a recent drought. They have not been in any battles recently and he has drawn new clothes. He has been paid and would send her money except he has to buy nearly everything he eats. He wants to come home, hopes...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, April 9, 1863

    • 1863-04-09
    • John Futch writes about the price of tobacco, meat, coffee, and other food items. He hopes the war to end soon so that he can come home. He gives his love to various family and friends.
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, April 15, 1863

    • 1863-04-15
    • This letter is faded and hard to read. John Futch writes his wife that he is generally well but that life is hard and provisions are expensive. He asks her to tell him how much of the money that he has sent to her has actually arrived. He has more...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, June 16, 1863

    • 1863-06-16
    • This letter was written on paper with a patriotic Union illustration and printed verse. John Futch writes to his wife about the aftermath of a fight (battle of Winchester) – only one of their soldiers was injured. They will soon leave their...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, March 30, 1863

    • 1863-03-30
    • John Futch writes to his wife that he is in better health now than he has been in the past year. The regiment is packing up their current camp, dividing out what to carry on their backs and what to send by train. He doesn’t know where they are...
    • Futch, John

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