Camp near Plimouth NC
April the 24 1864
Dear sister it is with pleasure I seat myself to inform you that I am well. We left Weldon the 14. We got down hear a Sunday and commenced the fight and Monday and Tuesday & Wednesday morning we marched into plimouth. There was 2 from our Co killed dead. The feala was Ark Kinsey and Thomas Nobling and seven wounded. One or two was very bad. R.C. has not come back. S.E. was gone with lieut Lane with some prisoners to Carickville South Carolina. They have not got back. There is no fun in fiting. Shure we captured about 24 hundred prisoners and about 500 wagons. 3 hundered of them was soldiers. There was 10 in our regiment killed dead and 67 wounded. I must close. The male is going out soon. If I could see you.
From your brother G.W. Love
Source: Christopher Watford, ed. The Civil War in North Carolina: Soldiers’ and Civilians’ Letters and Diaries, 1861-1865, Volume 2. (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2003). Original in Matt Love Papers, Duke University Special Collections Library.