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    • 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: 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: 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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: John Futch  to Martha Futch, March 9, 1862

    • 1862-03-09
    • John and his regiment have been seeing Yankees on the Potomac River for several days. The Union gun boats have fired on John's regiment's batteries and John expects battle soon. He expresses his faith in God, asks Martha not to worry about him and...
    • 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, 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 and Martin Ramsey, May 14, 1863

    • 1863-05-14
    • John Futch is sorry to hear that his wife has been unwell and is worried about him. He did not find his regiment in camp when he got to the depot because they had gone on to Hamilton’s Crossing; soon after he joined them there they marched to the...
    • 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 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

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