150 Years Ago Today

Camp at Goldsborro N.C
March the 28th/65
Dear Father
I have Just recived your Welcom letter Written respectively Jan the 25th and Feb the 23rd and Was truly Glad to hear From home Again but sorrey to hear that you Was so unfortunate in Cutting your thumb and hurting your leg and also to hear that Charley and Jane stil have the Ague but I trust and hope that long Ear this Comes to your hand that all May be restored to the Enjoyment of Health and its blesings and I Wil here say that during all our late Campaighn through the Caolinas lasting Fifty sex days I have Enjoyed uninterupted Good Health and have Enjoyed the March Wel better than Ever before Clinton has been lame During the Campaighn With the rheaumatisam but otherwise he has been Wel and hearty and so thay are stil Marrying and beaing Given in Mariage in old Macon and Joy go With them and the Whiskey sot Wil Come in hereafter as to ole Jim Nesbit that Rather astounds us but truth is an old Adage that Crime May run A While and Flourish but Wil be Detected in the End I am sorrey to hear that your are loosing Mr F.B stickel and Lady as Neighbors for you Wil Mis them Greatley and so thay have Gone to bickering over the building of the Church Which is to be Regretted verey Much as it betrays an un brotherly and unreligious spirit in the Church Continue reading

150 Years Ago Today

March the 24th the rebels Evacuated their Position the Night of the twentey seconed and left their Dead and Wounded on the field thay also left our Wounded that thay had Captured the Morning of the 23rd We left Mill Creeck Battle field and Marched back to Wards the town of Goldsborro the Wind Was verey high and the Dust flew so thick that We Could Not see and We Was black as Negrows We Made 15en Miles and Camped on Nuse River five Miles from Gouldsborro to day the Armey Entered Goldsborro beaing reviewed by Majors Generals sherman and schafield Howard slocum Logan Blair Jeff C Davis Williams and others the health and Morale of the Armey is spendid but all are in rags and barefoot the 17th A.C is Camped West of Town

150 Years Ago Today

March 21st this Morning We advanced the lines A Mile and had A Warm time With the rebels Just as We had Expended all our Amunition A relief Came out and We returned to Camp after having had our Accouter Ments For thirty six hours Without Intermission the 1st Division is Just Pasing up to the front General sherman tell us that if the rebels are Not Gone by thre oclock that he Wil relive Johnson of the Command of the Armey General scafield is on the oposite side of Nuse River with 25ve thousand Men to resist the rebels Crosing our supply train has Gone to Gouldsborro for suppllies We are Near the town of smithsville sent out to reen force the scirmish Line and Arived Just in time to Prevent the rebels taking our first line of Worcks thay Was Coming on A Charge but We soon repulsed them at four oclock We Was ordered back to Camp it has rained all day