Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell

(This page is the only surviving part of this letter) I expect tha will take sum of us to New york Sum of those nights over on the Sound tha tried last night to take Sum of our Boys but tha keep them Back By firen on them the ward come to camps I had to go again in the rain down to the Sound I Dident cros over I got No Sleep last night I am in camps today

Nuthing More at Present
R.C. Caldwell
RCC Remains yours til Death to MIC

Letter from Robert C. Caldwell to Mag Caldwell
Part of a letter from Confederate soldier Robert C. Caldwell to his wife Mag Caldwell. Robert is serving as a private in Company C., 10th Battalion, North Carolina Heavy Artillery near Wilmington, N.C. Robert tells Mag that Union soldiers tried to capture men in his unit while they were on duty near Masonboro Sound. He says he was sent down to the Sound the previous night in the rain and has returned to camp without having any sleep.
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12cm x 20cm
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East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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