April 18th, 1862
Camp Winfield Scott Va
Apl. 18, 1862
My Dear Mother
I recd your / letter of 13th inst. / And am very glad / that you seem to be / better. I am yet / in good health, and / all the co. We are / all here some few / not very well but / none sick /
I recd a letter from / Mag yesterday she said she hadnt / heard from you / since you had gone / to Freeport.
She said they were / all well. I had
A letter from Tom / Gales and they / are all well about / there.
Walter Williams / captured a very pretty / secesh flag near here / and sent it to Mrs / M Cafferty.
I think the flag will / raise quite an excit- / -ment about Curllsville
I am glad that / our company has / sent the first rebel / flag to Clarion Co.
Where abouts in Freeport do you / live I suppose / Bob & Ike go to see / you often.
And I suppose / Johnny is growing /
fast. I promised / to send Smith Some / money when we were / paid off this time / but the pay is so / long Coming that / I am afraid I / cant make the promise / good, as we will have / a good deal to pay out / here I cant tell exactly / how it will be till we / get paid & find out how / much our bills against / us will be however / I will pay as soon as / I can. Remember / me to Smith, Sis, / Mary Jane, & the boys / The musn’t think strange / that I do not write to each / of them for I have / nothing to write only /
what I write to you / and I want you to
I / am aff… your Gus