Penned during the Petersburg siege. The 12th North Carolina Infantry was mustered into Confederate service on May 18, 1861. The unit participated in every engagement as part of the Army of Northern Virginia and was present at Appomattox Courthouse. My Dear Father, I write you a few lines to let you hear from me these few lines leaving myself well and I hope they may find you enjoying the same. Have left the valley and are now near Petersburg, Va.
Down to the right of our lines. I want you to write to me where brother Thomas is. I have know news to you.We expect to go in winter quarters some 12 miles from Petersburg. My hand is well but I cannot use it anymore than I could when I left home. We have had some very bad weather hear but it is turning warm now. I want you to write how all the sick folks are getting along about home so I must close.
Write soon and give me all the news. I remain your son, W.
The letter has a small piece of aged scotch tape on the left side. It does not obstruct the content.The item "12th NC INFANTRY CONFEDERATE CIVIL WAR LETTER DECEMBER 14, 1864" is in sale since Monday, September 04, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Correspondence, Mail". The seller is "toywizard_12" and is located in Triangle, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.