October 10th, 1862
Camp Near Sharpsburg, Md.
Oct. 10, 1862
I recd a little note from / you yesterday. I was glad to hear of you / good health & safe arrival home. / I hope you had a pleasant journey & / visit. Did you go to New Alexandria / to see Mr. & Mrs. Robinson. I had / heard of your visit to Saltsburg. / Ben Huey is with us now & well. / Myers boys are well. Please / return my compliments to Mrs. / Annie Cores. Ell Lyon is in /our Corps and I see him often / he seems to like a soldiers life / very well. I have been back / with the regiment for some time / now and like it very well. / Col. Sweitzer is away sick, but will / not be away long. Our new / Chaplain used to preach in Freeport / and is very well acquainted with Mother / & Mary Jane. He & I have / long talks about the people /
in and about Freeport. When you / write again tell me how you / are getting along. I was a little / bit sick for about a week but have / got well again. I would like to / visit home very much and see the new / house and the furniture etc. When / we get into winter quarters, if I am well then / I shall try to get a furlough & see you / all. I think of you all very much and / long to see you. I think very often of the / children. I hope they are all getting along / well. Mary Jane wrote to me, that / Jim was bragging great about the number of / Uncles he has in the army. /
I saw a Surgeon of the Washington artillery / a short time ago, but forgot to ask him about / Bob Moore. How are all the Salem folks / Mrs. Logan, Mary &Mrs. Moore. I heard that / Bob Clow was married. I saw George Reed / from Salem at Harrisons Landing he has since / been killed. Bruce Truby of Freeport / was killed at the last battle. Remember / me to all the girls. I intend to / go and see them all as soon as possible. /
Remember me to Mrs. Lyon & the girls.