Submitted by Bobby Brock, Apex, NC.    Posted by Myrtle Bridges November 15, 2002

This letter was written to Jenette, wife of Reddin House (12 Apr 1825 - 17 Oct 1897) by Reddin House Co. D. 38 Regt NC Inf CSA (1825 - 1863).

February 2, 1862
My Dear wife, 
	I will seat myself this morning to write you a few lines to imform you that 
I am well and I hope these few lined ma[y] find you enjoying the same blessing of God. I will 
let you no how I fare. I fare tolerably well. I guet a plinty of bred and flower and we get 
some bacon, sugar and molases. There is a good deal of sickness in camp at this time. There 
is the rise of 20 sick in our Company.

	I started a letter to you last fryday and I want to no if you receive it or not.  I want you 
to write to me how you is fareing. Send Buffen Hollon's wife word that he is well and guetten along 
very well. I suspose there have bin a draff in Dismal and I want you to find me a list of all the 
names that was drafted. Send word to Kelly Jackson to come as soon as he can and bring a cook with 
him. I have no news of any importance to write so I must bring my letter to a close by asken you to 
write soon to your Husband, Redden House

P. S.  Direct your letters to Campt Mangum, Wake County in the cear of Capt. Ashford

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