Albert M. White & George W. White of the 4th North Carolina Infantry write home to their Father following BOTH OF THEM being wounded in battle! – “I WAS STRUCK 4 TIMES” “OUR CAPT. HAD ONE LEG SHOT OFF.” “OUR GENERAL RAMSEUR WAS WOUNDED AND COLONEL GRIMES SLIGHTLY WOUNDED.”
This 4-page letter written on brown Confederate paper is all in nice dark ink. The content is great…
- Camp near a Church, I don’t know what Church Brigade Hospital June the 4th, 1862.
- Dear Father, I expect you think I am not going to write any more, but I have not had any chance to write for some time. Last Friday was a week ago we started out on picket.
- We have been marching and firing for about a week. We were on picket 5 days till then they raised a noise and have kept it up ever since.
- I won’t pretend to give you the news as I haven’t much time to write. I will tell you that WE STARTED IN A CHARGE WITH ABOUT 50 MEN AND 6 COME OUT SAFE UNHURT.
- BROTHER AND I WAS BOTH SLIGHTLY WOUNDED. BROTHER WAS HIT WITH A PIECE OF A SHELL ON THE BOWELS, ONLY A BRUISE. IT DID NOT ENTER. I WAS STRUCK 4 TIMES, ONCE ON THE ARM AND ON THE THIGH AND ONCE INSIDE AND ONCE ON THE BOTTOM OF THE FOOT, BUT THE WORST IS ONLY A BRUISE.
- My toes are bruised some, but I will go back to the Regt. in a few days. George is well enough now, but he won’t go till I do. I CAN’T TELL NOW WHO ALL IS WOUNDED, BUT THERE WAS 8 KILLED IN OUR COMPANY, 28 WOUNDED, 8 MISSING.
- I will give a correct statement when I write again, but I cannot now. OUR CAPT. HAD ONE LEG SHOT OFF. Lieut. Feimster wounded in the hip. Lieut. Andrews slightly in the left knee. A. B. Ervin and J. B. Sherill is badly wounded. Hall nor Maxxey is not hurt. I don’t think in Co. A Capt. Halles was killed. Lieut. Cowan killed. Lieut. McNeely wounded. Lieut. Carlton slightly wounded.
- OUR GENERAL RAMSEUR WAS WOUNDED AND COLONEL GRIMES SLIGHTLY WOUNDED. I could tell you more, but I must help to attend to the wounded as the help is scarce. I will say yet that David Fullbright was supposed to be killed, so I will close, hoping to have a chance to send you one by mail in a few days.
- I send this with Halles servant to Statesville. These lines leaves us both well, and I hope they will find you all well. I HOPE THIS IS THE DECIDING BATTLE OF THIS WAR. If you write direct as before, but if you don’t hear from us, don’t be uneasy for when we march I cannot write. So I close for the present. We remain your sons as ever. A. M. and G. W. White
A great Confederate letter from 2 brothers that fought together under the famous General Ramseur.
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