Civil War Letters of William (Billy) A. Elliott
Letter #14

Halafax N Carolina
May 2 1863

Dear Father I seat my self in a great hurry to rite you a few lines to let you know that I am well and among the living yet and I hope those few lines may find you all enjoying the same good blesing of health.  Father we have started for Federicksburg.  We all run a narrow escape this morning.  The trains run together and kill one man out of the twenty Six Regiment and wonded a good man verry bad.  Theare was four hurt out of our company Lieu Hand and Wingate and Johnson and John King but none in our Company hurt verry bad.  Cyrus and Jonas Samuel Auten is all well.  You can tell Aunt Jince the Yankees has crofs the Raphanic and just going a head they have crofs and put up theare tents.  We left Kinston yesterday about six oclock.  Our brigade we will start on again as soon as we can get another train for the one that we was on got broke all to peaces.  The man that got kill got his head mash all to peaces between the coachs.  I cant tell you where to direct your letters you need not rite till I rite again.  I will again as soon as I have a chance so I will close for this time.  so nothing more remains.  your affectionate Son until death.           

W A Elliotte

To R W Elliott

The following was on same sheet of paper

Mary Mcclure May 2 1863.  Dear Wife I seat my self to let you know that I am well and I hope these few lines will find you all well.  I want to no if you got the money I sent with William Bird.  Nothing more.                   

Cyrus Mcclure

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