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    • 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: 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, May 28, 1863

    • 1863-05-28
    • John Futch writes to his wife that his brother Charley isn’t well. He mentions the names of a few soldiers who have died in the hospital and others who have left for home. He has drawn money and can now buy things again. They still don’t get...
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, March 1, 1862

    • 1862-03-01
    • John Futch writes to his wife, Martha, detailing his trip from Burgaw, N.C., on Tuesday, to Camp Price. They have warm houses to stay in but there are too many soldiers in the same house. He also laments how far he is away from his wife, but...
    • 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, 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 Matha Futch, April 3, 1863

    • 1863-04-03
    • John Futch writes that provisions are low and that if he gets to North Carolina, his wife should bring him food. He thinks there will be likely be starvation in camp soon. He also asks his wife about her planting. He got the letter she sent by his...
    • 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 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 and Father, Aug. 20, 1863

    • 1863-08-20
    • John Futch tells his wife that he expects to come home soon since some furloughs are being granted now. He hasn’t gotten any responses from home to the letters he has sent. He wants them to have watermelons for him when he comes home. They have a...
    • 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, May 28, 1863

    • 1863-05-28
    • John Futch thanks his wife for her recent letter and is sorry to hear that she is still unwell. He says that John B. Blake "...did not tel much of a lie for they was a grate deal that did not do there deuty..." He describes the condition of a...
    • 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, 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, May 20, 1863

    • 1863-05-20
    • John Futch says he has just been through a battle (Chancellorsville) and although not wounded he spent 3 days at the hospital. He also plans to send Martha's father some provisions and he sends news of a sighting of 'Caroline's' husband.
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch, June 18, 1863

    • 1863-06-18
    • John gives an account of the battle of Winchester and mentions the horses, food, and other provisions captured; he also lists the number prisoners acquired as a part of the victory. John wasn’t part of the battle himself and his company only had...
    • Futch, John

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