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I Want to Come Home So Bad

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John Futch, New Hanover county farmer, husband, and father, joined the Confederate Army in February 1862. He fought at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, where his brother Charley was killed. Futch wrote a number of letters to his wife describing his hardships, weakness in spirit after the Gettysburg defeat and Charley's death, and his wanting to come home. Futch was shot for desertion on September 3, 1863.