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    • Letter: Larkin S. Kendrick to Mary C. Kendrick, May 8, 1862

    • 1862-05-08
    • Larkins writes Mary saying he has been in the hospital 22 days with pneumonia and rheumatism in his hips and legs, but he is doing better. He wants her to write him. The regiment is at Guinea Station, Va. (near Fredericksburg) and that even though...
    • Kendrick, Larkin S.
    • Letter: Larkin S. Kendrick to Mary C. Kendrick, May 17, 1862

    • 1862-05-17
    • Larkin tells Mary he is back with the regiment. He is distraught over the death of their infant Elizabeth. The Yankee pickets are very close, and some of the regiment have been captured. He sent Mary $5 and will send more. He closes with a poem.
    • Kendrick, Larkin S.
    • 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: 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: 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: Larkin S. Kendrick to Mary C. Kendrick, July 10, 1862

    • 1862-07-10
    • Larkin is fatigued from hard marching. They have been in battle for a week (The 7 Days Battles of the Peninsula Campaign). He is unhurt but exhausted after 3 fights. He sent her $10. Joseph Kindrick died in the hospital from typhoid.
    • Kendrick, Larkin S.
    • 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, 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: Thomas L. Kendrick to Larkin S. Kendrick, Sept. 20, 1864

    • 1864-09-20
    • Letter very faded. Thomas writes his brother Larkin detailing Wade Hampton's beefsteak raid across Union lines in Sept. 1864 which gained the South over 2,500 cattle and 300 prisoners. He then talks of the religious feeling in the company.
    • Kendrick, Thomas L.
    • 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: Larkin S. Kendrick to Mary C. Kendrick, July 28, 1862

    • 1862-07-28
    • The regiment is marching, but they don't know where they will end up. He has sent his English blanket (which he took from a battlefield) by Lt. Shuford to Shelby. He is glad everyone at home is well, but sorry to hear that sister Sarah's husband is...
    • Kendrick, Larkin S.
    • 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: 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: Larkin S. Kendrick to Mary C. Kendrick, Oct. 2, 1862

    • 1862-10-02
    • Larkin tells Mary that he has heard a rumor of smallpox in the area, but believes it is just a rumor. They are in the valley now, but expect to fall back to Richmond soon. Times are hard and they don't get enough to eat. He has been a POW. He has...
    • Kendrick, Larkin S.
    • 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: 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...
    • Poteet, Francis Marion
    • Letter: John Futch to Martha Futch and Martin Ramsey, Feb. 5, 1863

    • 1863-02-05
    • John writes that he and Charley are well, but it is cold and snowing in Virginia. He doesn’t think he will be transferred but he will try for a discharge. He relates his travels back to camp and says that seeing the hospital in Goldsboro brought...
    • Futch, John

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