Va Camp near Orgen CH
January the 26 the 1864
It is with pleshur that I drop you a few lines to let you no that I am well hopen when thes few lines come to your hand may find you all in good helth. I reserved your leter that you rote on the 8 of dis month and I was glad to hear that you was all well. Me and HH Caldwell got our box dis morning and we was glad to see it come for we hant drawd any meat in two or three weeks. It come in a mity good time. You sed that they was taxing the cows. I don’t know what the poor people will do if dis war don’t come to a close but I think that it will come to a close by dis spring or some time before. I think that they are about out of enthing to eat.
We have had some mity purty wether for the last week but we have had som emity hard wether for the first of dis month. It will be gone by spring and we are still here yet I wood like to be at home to be plowying but I don’t know when I will git dire but I stil live in hopes that I will git done some time. I not hat dis old war will stop some time and will all be free and a gone. I got my pares and apels and they was all good. They was the first that I have eat dis winter for I must come to a close by asken you to rite as sune as dis comes to hand. You must excuse my bad riten. Direct your leters to Richmond 46 Regt. Co K in the care of Capt. Bost
WP Cline to MC Cline
Source: Christopher Watford, ed. The Civil War in North Carolina: Soldiers’ and Civilians’ Letters and Diaries, 1861-1865, Volume 1. Original in the William A. Cline Papers, Southern Historical Collection, UNC-CH