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G. J. Huntley letter, December 29, 1861, page 1

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  • December the 29th, 1861 With pleasure I seat myself to drop you a few lines to inform you of my present situation. I am well at this time and I hope my lines will find you in the same condition. I reached the camps last Thursday night. We left about one o'clock. It was a powerful time in Charlotte. All day hundreds of people and all in a frolic. We left Charlotte a while after dark and got to High Point about midnight and took up there till next morning. We left High Point about 9 o'clock next morning and got to Raleigh about sun set. I can assure you all that Raleigh is a thriving place and a grate deal to be seen in the city. The camp is about four miles from town on a high piney ridge. I think in a very healthy place, but it is very unhandy about wood and water. There are about four Regiments hear within half a mile of each other and they are all building their houses for winter quarters but ours, and we are looking for orders every day to leave here for the coast. I have been in camp such a short time that I have nothing of much importance to right. Tell Pap if he has to buy any more corn he had better hurry for it will be one dollar per bushel. Right off I shall send some money home the first good chance I have. I wount you to right to me soon and let me have every thing strange that has turned up.
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