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    • 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: Charles F. [Charley] Futch to John Futch, Sr. [?], July 24, 1861

    • 1861-07-24
    • This letter is addressed to Father (likely John Futch, Sr.) from Charles Futch. The deterioration of the letter makes it difficult to read, but the handwriting looks like that of Charles Futch. The author has been sick with measles; many others in...
    • Futch, Charles F. [Charley];
    • 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: 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: David N. McCorkle to Rhoda McCorkle, Aug. 17, 1861

    • 1861-08-17
    • David N. McCorkle (b. ca. 1830) was a farmer from Catawba County, North Carolina. He served as a private (later corporal) in Co. F, 23rd North Carolina Infantry. The letter is directed to his wife, Rhoda (b. ca. 1837), telling her of an outbreak...
    • McCorkle, David N.
    • 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, 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, " all of the girls is a getting a long..."...
    • Futch, Charles F. [Charley]
    • Letter: Larkin S. Kendrick, October 15, 1861

    • 1861-10-15
    • Kendrick writes his father describing the gathering of companies for the regiment. To his wife he says he hopes she will trust God while he is gone, and asks her to tell him about the harvest. Kendrick dated the letter on the second page. A...
    • Kendrick, Larkin S.
    • Letter: Larkin S. Kendrick, October 30, 1861

    • 1861-10-30
    • Larkin tries to reassure Mary away from her worries about their parting with strong religious convictions. He felt his liberty threatened and thus enlisted. He asks for a quilt, and briefly describes the living conditions in camp.
    • Kendrick, Larkin S.
    • 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, Nov. 2, 1861

    • 1861-11-02
    • John misses his wife very much and wishes to see her. He also mentions that his regiment is staying in quarters and that the food is always the same. He lists the types of foods he wishes he could eat.
    • Futch, John
    • Letter: Larkin S. Kendrick, Dec. 20, 1861

    • 1861-12-20
    • Larkin tells Mary about their new camp, and has learned some news of possible English involvement in the war. Their payroll has arrived, but they have not drawn it yet.
    • Kendrick, Larkin S.
    • Letter: Robert M. Blair to Abigail Blair, Dec. 29, 1861

    • 1861-12-29
    • Blair writes to his mother and brothers. He mentions he is too big for the slips they sent him, and asks for a new pair. Most in camp are healthy, he has bought a bulldog for his brothers. He would like the family to send some cabbage heads if...
    • Blair, Robert M.
    • Letter: Milton B. Blair to Uncle John Blair, Jan. 4, 1862

    • 1862-01-04
    • Blair believes the Yankees will try to take New Bern. Some in the company have the mumps. Currently building winter quarters. Asks about Uncle William Blair since there was a battle in his county. Transcribed by Kenneth Dasher, November 3, 2010.
    • Blair, Milton B.
    • Letter: Larkin S. Kendrick To Mary C. Kendrick, Jan. 20, 1862

    • 1862-01-20
    • Larkin is sorry Mary has had difficulty with a neighbor looking for the payment of money. He had to bury a fellow soldier. He ends with a colorful description of his longing to see them, using imagery from nature and religion. A postscript tells...
    • Kendrick, Larkin S.


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