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    • Letter: Sarepta Revis to Daniel W. Revis, June 7, 1863

    • 1863-06-07
    • Sarepta gives Daniel a detailed account of the raid on the Staton boys. There are more deserters than militia in Henderson County. She wishes she could see Daniel again, and tells him she has moved in with her father.
    • Revis, Sarepta
    • Letter: Larkin S. Kendrick to Mary C. Kendrick, March 3, 1862

    • 1862-03-03
    • Letter on paper for Confederate States of America, manufactured by W. & J. Bonitz, Goldsboro, N.C. Paper contains a printed cannon and poem, is designed for letters, with space for date, and lines to aid the writer. Larkin's regiment has moved from...
    • Kendrick, Larkin S.
    • Letter: Daniel W. Revis to Sarepta Revis, Feb. 26, 1863

    • 1863-02-26
    • The letters dated Feb 26 and 27, 1863 are written on the same piece of paper, one on each side. Daniel tells Sarepta he misses her and remarks on the hardships on so little food. He mentions that John is proud that Carline had a daughter.
    • Revis, Daniel W.
    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Feb. 4, 1864

    • 1864-02-04
    • Encapsulated letter. Martha is distressed because she and the children are still sick, and Bill Cowen is trying to get them to leave their home by preventing them from farming the land. She says the only men left are speculators who are trying to...
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley
    • Letter: Ann L. Bowen to Henry H. Bowen, Oct. 26, 1864

    • 1864-10-26
    • Ann tells Henry of the harvest, the sowing of the wheat, and what prices she hopes to sell various crops for. She tells news of the some of men from town who are serving in Virginia and reports that mail sent to Virginia was already opened when it...
    • Bowen, Ann L.
    • Letter: Larkin S. Kendrick To Mary C. Kendrick, Jan. 20, 1862

    • 1862-01-20
    • Larkin is sorry Mary has had difficulty with a neighbor looking for the payment of money. He had to bury a fellow soldier. He ends with a colorful description of his longing to see them, using imagery from nature and religion. A postscript tells...
    • Kendrick, Larkin S.
    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Jan. 21, 1864

    • 1864-01-21
    • Encapsulated letter. Martha writes that she and the children are still ill. She thinks the baby may die. She has no news of Asheville, but the nearby troops have been told to make plans to protect provisions from Union forces in the area. She...
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley
    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Feb. 18, 1864

    • 1864-02-18
    • Encapsulated letter. Martha writes that the baby is still sick. She has not gotten a letter from Francis in four weeks and is nervous about him. Henrietta claims that their hogs are hers and is threatening to take them or kill the hogs in the...
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley
    • 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 current...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Feb. 23, 1864

    • 1864-02-23
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis replies to Martha claiming the hogs, writing that Martha should assert their right to them and tell anyone who tries to claim the hogs (including Joseph Landis and “Henritta”) that he will deal with them when he gets...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Martha Futch to John Futch, April 14, 1863

    • 1863-04-14
    • Martha tells her husband she is worried about him because she has heard his regiment will move soon. She plans on traveling to Wilmington on Tuesday to get shoes, although she hates to spend the money. After she returns she plans to try to visit...
    • Futch, Martha
    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, April 7, 1864

    • 1864-04-07
    • Encapsulated letter. Martha tells Francis that she is sick again. She has planted sweet potatoes, and plans to plant corn next week. A thief stole horses and bacon from the Allens. All the men were ordered out of Camp Asheville and she has heard...
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, Aug. 16, 1863

    • 1863-08-16
    • John Futch writes to his wife that he is well. He asks Martha whether she has drawn any money or not. He has written to his family but has gotten no letters from home. He wants to come home very badly and is worried about his wife. He has some...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, April 20, 1863

    • 1863-04-20
    • John Futch tells his wife not visit because they expect to leave soon. John has heard talk that they might come back to North Carolina soon and if they do then she can come to him. There is cannon fire today above Fredericksburg. The Yankees are so...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: Mary C. Kendrick to Larkin S. Kendrick, Aug. 20, 1863

    • 1863-08-20
    • Larkin is back at the hospital. Mary received a letter from Larkin with $15 in it. She wants to know if he sold the bonnet truck, and if they have examined his wounded arm so that he can be discharged. Food prices are rising. Arthur is getting...
    • Kendrick, Mary C.
    • Letter: John L. Putnam to Benjamin Putnam, Aug. 7, 1863

    • 1863-08-07
    • John L. Putnam, Mary C. Kendrick's brother, writes their father, Benjamin Putnam. The 15th Regt await Union forces. Putnam thinks Gen. Lee may come, but he doesn't know if there will be a fight or not. It is hot. Benjamin sent John a list of...
    • Putnam, John L.

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