November 9th, 186?
*The year for this letter is believed to be 1862, due to similar references during the same time period.
Camp Near (missing piece)
Nov. 9. 186(missing piece)
I last wrote (missing piece)
/ Snickers Gap, we left that on (missing piece) / morning and arrived here this
morning. / We have passed through a beautiful / country sometimes upon the
mountain / and sometimes
(missing piece) now. We had quite / (missing piece) the other day & it has / (missing piece) -ed every day. Our men / (missing piece) coats & some of them no / (missing piece) -s very hard upon them. / (missing piece) most impossible to get / (missing piece) -othing for the men. I see / that some of the “home soldiers” are / declaring that the army is all well clothed / I happen to know better. & wish they / would come out & see. They would / learn better. I had a letter from / Seph a few days ago. I send you / a very “large puff” taken from the / Clarion Banner. I suppose I am / bound to be famous since I have / got my name in the Clarion Co. papers / Ben Huey is well. He told me he / had a letter from home a short time ago / and that “sidy” was very sick. Is it / so s. Send this letter to Mag.
I saw Ell Lyon day before yester- / -day. he is well. There is a report / here that Genl. McClellan has been Super- / -ceded & the soldiers are swearing all / sorts of vengence upon some body for / working against McClellan. I have / had no letters for 2 weeks.
Good Bye Gus