December 16th, 1862
Hd. Qrs. 62nd Reg. P.V.
Dec. 16. 1862
My Dear Sister
I am safely through / another hard fight. Our forces / were withdrawn from Fredericsburg / last night Ell Lyon was in / the fight & escaped unhurt, there / were seven wounded in his co. / Capt Ewing & John Mohney were both / unable to go. There were 2 killed / in my old Co. / Harrison Moore & Wm Timms, & several / wounded, all slightly, except one, Josh Knox / who is wounded severely, Myers boys / are all right, Dan Conrad & I think / all the Curllsville boys in Ell Lyon Co. are / safe. Ben Huey is safe /
Remember me to all who / inquire for me