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J.M. Cathey to Col. J. Cathey, February 15, 1864

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  • In this letter from February 15, 1864, J.M. Cathey writes to his father, Joseph Cathey, from a Confederate Army camp, informing him of his health and sharing some of his concerns about members of his family. He also passes on information concerning his unit and some of his fellow soldiers.
  • Camp near Weldon N.C. Feb 15th 1864 Col. J. Cathey Dear Father I will _____ write you a line this wet evening as I can’t do anything else, and if you are _____ like to hear if it is only a few lines. My health is good has been most of the time lately was a little sick 3 days ago. The rest of the boys are well and seem to be very well satisfied A great many are reen- listing for the war some of the companys have entirely enlis ted 20 of Co. “F” I have not had a letter from home in some time the last brought me the sad news of Sister Sallie being so sick I am very uneasy and ancious to here I fear the tories will trou- ble you it makes me uneasy all the time My life is not mu- ch pleasure to me I have not had a letter from my dear wife in several days she was well the last but was low in spirits. R.C. Best paid me ten dollars to be cr. his note he wants to know how much it is if you want it lifted let me know & I can get it I gave him my Receipt for the 10 dollars charge the same to me J.N. Davis wants to know if you will take his money & let his family have _____ to live on as they _____ it. he is afraid his Father will get drunk and spend it. he don’t want his Father to know that he has writen to you about it. he said if it would trouble you to much not to do it. he would get some one else to do it _____ _____ not have so much to do. I haven’t any mor news to write mor than you have heard. nothing _____ the Richmond paper to day ran. write soon & often to your son in the sadness give my --- to all. your son till death. J.M. Cathey [bottom, second page] we are under marching orders at present don’t know where we are expect ed to go if at all. never know until we get to our journeys end. [top, first page] I want (?) to _____ May (?) al____ J. N. Hyatt I am looking for _____ all _____ _____ now. write soon do write I am so _____ _____ you _____ J.M.C.
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  • In this letter from February 15, 1864, J.M. Cathey writes to his father, Joseph Cathey, from a Confederate Army camp, informing him of his health and sharing some of his concerns about members of his family. He also passes on information concerning his unit and some of his fellow soldiers.
  • Camp near Weldon N.C. Feb 15th 1864 Col. J. Cathey Dear Father I will _____ write you a line this wet evening as I can’t do anything else, and if you are _____ like to hear if it is only a few lines. My health is good has been most of the time lately was a little sick 3 days ago. The rest of the boys are well and seem to be very well satisfied A great many are reen- listing for the war some of the companys have entirely enlis ted 20 of Co. “F” I have not had a letter from home in some time the last brought me the sad news of Sister Sallie being so sick I am very uneasy and ancious to here I fear the tories will trou- ble you it makes me uneasy all the time My life is not mu- ch pleasure to me I have not had a letter from my dear wife in several days she was well the last but was low in spirits. R.C. Best paid me ten dollars to be cr. his note he wants to know how much it is if you want it lifted let me know & I can get it I gave him my Receipt for the 10 dollars charge the same to me J.N. Davis wants to know if you will take his money & let his family have _____ to live on as they _____ it. he is afraid his Father will get drunk and spend it. he don’t want his Father to know that he has writen to you about it. he said if it would trouble you to much not to do it. he would get some one else to do it _____ _____ not have so much to do. I haven’t any mor news to write mor than you have heard. nothing _____ the Richmond paper to day ran. write soon & often to your son in the sadness give my --- to all. your son till death. J.M. Cathey [bottom, second page] we are under marching orders at present don’t know where we are expect ed to go if at all. never know until we get to our journeys end. [top, first page] I want (?) to _____ May (?) al____ J. N. Hyatt I am looking for _____ all _____ _____ now. write soon do write I am so _____ _____ you _____ J.M.C.