Civil War Letters of William (Billy) A. Elliott
Letter #13

Camp near Kinston North Carolina
April 30 1863

William A Elliott to his Mother

Dear Mother I take the present opportunity righting you a few lines to let you know I am well and I hope these few lines may find you all injoying the same good blessing of health.  I will inform you of our march from Hookerton.  We started the twenty ninth and arrive at Kinston the same evening.  We are camp one mile and a half from Kinston.  Mother you sed if I wanted any thing to let you know.  I would like to have some good pens for this old one makes a mark as broad as my finger.  Father I have sent my old clothes all home but just what I need.  The Capt had a box made and put all our cloths in it.  It was sent in the care of Cruse.  My cloths and Powel Auten and James Stowes and Thomas Prim is all in a bag together.  The bag is Mr :Prims.  You go rite strate when ever you get this letter after them.  You will either find them at Cruses or James Hendersons.  Mother you sed you had give out ever seeing me again.  You must not get out of hart for I will be at home in lefs than three months.  Tell all the children hiowday for me.  You wanted to no what I get to eat. I get meat and corn bread.  I have not had a bisket sence the box you sent me.  We get some crackers sometimes.  So I will close for this time by saying to you to rite soon.  So nothing more remains.  Your son until death. I got your letter yesterday.  Direct to Kinston N C

Bidy E Elliotte

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