• Creator
  • Futch, John
  • Created Date
  • 1863-08-06
  • Publisher
  • State Archives of North Carolina
    State Library of North Carolina
  • Description
  • John Futch answers his wife’s letter requesting more information about the death of John’s brother Charley during the battle of Gettysburg. Charley was wounded near the top of his head on July 3, 1863 – John writes that he thinks the bullet didn’t go through his brother’s brain but that may have “bruised” it since his brother never spoke after that. John carried him from the battlefield after he was shot and stayed with Charley until he died a... more
    John Futch answers his wife’s letter requesting more information about the death of John’s brother Charley during the battle of Gettysburg. Charley was wounded near the top of his head on July 3, 1863 – John writes that he thinks the bullet didn’t go through his brother’s brain but that may have “bruised” it since his brother never spoke after that. John carried him from the battlefield after he was shot and stayed with Charley until he died at 2 PM, July 3. They buried him that night. John grieves for his brother and wants to come home. He asks his wife to write him to let him know if she has “drawed anything yet or not.”. less
  • Format
  • Manuscript letter
    2 pages
    Letters (correspondence)