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  • All fields: Poteet-Dickson Letters, 1861-1902. State Archives of North Carolina
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    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, June 16, 1864

    • 1864-06-16
    • Encapsulated letter. Martha tells Francis to appeal to his captain for a furlough so he can come the first week of July to harvest the wheat crop since there are no men who will help her. The mare has been sick and may need to be killed. She has...
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, July 5, 1864

    • 1864-07-05
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis tells Martha of being in the trenches at Petersburg – of the hot weather and the lack of sleep that has worn him down and of the dead and wounded in their company. He wanted to come home for the wheat harvest, but was...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Aug. 19, 1864

    • 1864-08-19
    • Encapsulated letter. Martha tells Francis of a recent church revival meeting where two of their children accepted Jesus. She hopes for peace. She mentions hearing about rows of deserters being tied together to be taken somewhere. She has gotten a...
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley
    • Letter: Peter Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, July 16, 1861

    • 1861-07-16
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis Poteet's 40-year-old brother Peter served as a private in Co. G, 1st N.C. Infantry under Col. D.H. Hill at Yorktown in 1861. Peter describes his health, the Battle of Bethel Church, his feelings after hearing of the...
    • Poteet, Peter
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, July 11, 1864

    • 1864-07-11
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis asks about the children's illness. He has been thinking about the great potatoes Martha had and wishes he could eat them. He wishes he had been there to help with the wheat. Life in the trenches is hard and they get...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Aug. 21, 1864

    • 1864-08-21
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis replies to Martha’s request that he not desert by saying that he won’t if that is what she wants but that his life is very hard right now. He dreamed about her and thought he was home until he woke up. He asks her to...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Oct. 4, 1864

    • 1864-10-04
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis tells Martha he is walking again, but slowly. He is upset by the news that she and their daughter Mary have been ill and that his wife cries because he can’t come home. He asks his wife and mother to send him food; he...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Oct. 6, 1864

    • 1864-10-06; 1864-10-07;
    • Encapsulated letter. Martha tells Francis that she and the children are sick with measles and flux. She reports on a rained out gospel meeting. She informs Francis that someone is stealing their corn and sweet potatoes. She begs him to get a...
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley
    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Nov. 2, 1864

    • 1864-11-02
    • Encapsulated letter. Martha gives extensive details on their baby girl's death. Martha is still sick, but the other children are well. The mare has died, perhaps of old age. The neighbors have been very good to her during her recent troubles. Mr....
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Dec. 3, 1864

    • 1864-12-03
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis longs for home and writes about some soldiers who have been wounded or killed recently. He recaps news from Martha’s letter about Jonathan Walker, Henry Dale and her brother Thomas. He apologizes for causing trouble...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Dec. 31, 1864

    • 1864-12-31
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis longs for home and asks for prayers from friends and family for him and the other men. He wonders whether conditions are worse at home or where he is now. They are getting "crackers" for rations now, with meat coming...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Jan. 17, [1865]

    • 1865-01-17
    • Encapsulated letter. Dated 1864, but corrected in pencil by a previous archivist to 1865. Martha is sick again. Regardless she still walked to meet someone who promised to deliver a letter and tobacco to her husband, but the man didn’t show up. She...
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley
    • Letter: Peter Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Aug. 7, 1861

    • 1861-08-07
    • Encapsulated letter. Imaging has cast glare on document due to plastic. The whole company, including Peter, has been sick, and one soldier has died of the illness. Gen. Magruder has gone to raid Newport News. Peter then reports news of the First...
    • Poteet, Peter
    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Feb. 2, 1865

    • 1865-02-02
    • Encapsulated letter. Martha writes about pudding and again mentions the man named Camp who was supposed to meet her to take a package to her husband. She doesn’t expect Mooney to come back any time soon. She discusses neighborhood talk of peace...
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Jan. 18, 1865

    • 1865-01-18
    • Encapsulated letter. Letter is faded and torn in places. Francis tells Martha he is well, except for pain in his knees and hips that has kept him from sleeping. He dreamed that she had come to visit him and that he saw their baby. Richard Camp is...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Nov. 3, 1863

    • 1863-11-03
    • Encapsulated letter. Poteet writes his wife expressing his desire to be home. He considers deserting and says that eight or ten others will come with him if he leaves. There is a large bridge which stopped him from leaving last night because he...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Nov. 12, 1863

    • 1863-11-12
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis wants his wife and Higgins to send him food and tobacco. He has the shakes since he stood guard duty last night. He is sending a ring to her to keep safe and he longs to see his wife and children again. He asks for...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Nov. 22, 1863

    • 1863-11-22
    • Encapsulated letter. Francis has a cold and a cough. He longs to be home to go to church with his wife, read his Bible, and go wherever he wants. He is still thinking of deserting despite Martha telling him not to do so. There has been artillery...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Francis Marion Poteet to Martha Hendley Poteet, Nov. 23, 1863

    • 1863-11-23
    • Encapsulated letter, glare along edge from digitization. Poteet is upset by the news that Martha has been forced from her home by a man named Bill. He gives her instructions on a business deal with Joseph Landis. He complains about the lack of food...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: Martha Hendley Poteet to Francis Marion Poteet, Jan. 7, 1864

    • 1864-01-07
    • Encapsulated letter. Martha tells Francis that she and the children have been sick. She has also had problems with the neighbors since he went back to his company. Mr. Walker and Jonathan killed her hogs and Bill Cowen came on Tuesday to tell her...
    • Poteet, Martha Hendley

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