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    • Letter: Martha Futch to John Futch, March 5, 1862

    • 1862-03-05
    • Martha sends news that members of her extended family have the measles. Martha also sends greetings from the family to John and Charley and writes that her mother is sending butter to them both. Martha writes that she misses John, thinks about him...
    • Futch, Martha
    • 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, 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
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, Aug. 6, 1863

    • 1863-08-06
    • John Futch answers his wife’s letter requesting more information about the death of John’s brother Charley during the battle of Gettysburg. Charley was wounded near the top of his head on July 3, 1863 – John writes that he thinks the bullet...
    • 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...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, July 12, 1863

    • 1863-07-12
    • John Futch writes his wife to say he is well but tired from marching. He was glad to get her letter and hear that all is well at home. The regiment crossed the Potomac River on the 18th and marched through Pennsylvania and Maryland. He mentions the...
    • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Martha Futch to John Futch, Feb. 22, 1863

    • 1863-02-22
    • Martha writes that she is sorry to hear that her husband has been sick and wishes she could see him. She hears that he is coming home soon but that he doesn’t know how. While she wishes that were true, she fears it won’t be. She tells him that...
    • Futch, Martha
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, Feb. 26, 1863

    • 1863-02-26
    • John says he will send a cap to his wife by way of another soldier. He tells his wife not to come visit him and, as explanation, speaks of his dislike of camp. He doesn’t need her to send him any more clothes. He says Charley is fine and they may...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: Martha Futch to John Futch, March 26, 1863

    • 1863-03-26
    • Martha has heard that her husband was involved in a fierce battle near Fredericksburg, Virginia, and she writes to say that she is worried about him. She begs him to write her the latest news to let her know he is alright. She asks if he got the...
    • Futch, Martha

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