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  • All fields: Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 3rd. Company K
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    • 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: 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: 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: Catherine Ramsay to John Futch, March 29, 1863

    • 1863-03-29
    • Catherine (Martha's mother) has heard that the 59th regiment has been involved in a battle in New Bern and tells John about other war news. She is worried about John's involvement in a recent fight near Fredericksburg. She talks about the price of...
    • Ramsey, Catherine
    • 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 16, 1863

    • 1863-04-16
    • John Futch tells his wife that he is still not well. He has heard that James Anderson has written to Martha to ask to borrow money from her. John feels that his wife should keep her money because any loan she gives might not be returned to her. He...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, June 29, 1863

    • 1863-06-29
    • John Futch briefly mentions a battle in Winchester, Va., and a battle near Harrisburg, Pa. He hopes that his regiment will “whip” the Union forces near Harrisburg as they did near Winchester. He is too far away from home to talk about coming home...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, March 19, 1863

    • 1863-03-19
    • John has come back to camp from picket duty. They have plenty of flour but little meat. He wishes he could eat with her but doesn’t know when he’ll be home again, so he asks her to think of him when she eats. Although he wants to see his wife he...
    • 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: John Futch to Martha Futch, March 6, 1863

    • 1863-03-06
    • John Futch tells his wife that he received the items she sent by the captain. He didn’t send the things he wrote that he would send her by Tom Lane. He is sending her $10 through other soldiers and wants her to write to let him know whether or not...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, March 7, 1863

    • 1863-03-07
    • John Futch writes that he is not feeling well; but that he is sending items home through some fellow soldiers on leave (in particular he is sending money by William B. Player and clothes by Thomas J. Lane). He is sorry to hear that she has not been...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, June 19, 1863

    • 1863-06-19
    • This letter was written on a form titled "Volunteer Descriptive List and Account of Pay and Clothing.” John Futch writes to his wife that his feet are sore from marching. They crossed the river into Maryland yesterday; John says he doesn’t like...
    • Futch, John
    • 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: 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 doesn’t...
    • Futch, Charles F. [Charley]
    • 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

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