36th Ohio Reg
Feb 19th 1862
It is with pleasure I embrace the present time to let you know how i am. I am well with the exception of a cold. The boys is generly well and well satisfied soldiers I believe. The weather is very changble, not two days a like. The night I got on the boat I layded on ????? and a chair for my pilow. I got her on the foloing Tuesday. I found the boys well and in good winter qarters and good clothing and plenty to eat.
If any of the children gets sick, write and let me know how they ar and tell me how you ar geting a long. We ar looking for artilery her. It is on its way. I don’t no how many pieces, and ???????? a report of a 100 hundred mules coming her for pack mules. Yes, we heard that Carney Chambers was going to get maried. If so, tell me. Tell Sarah that she wanted to see some of my letters. Show this to her. I dont no how long we will stay her. I dont think we will leave till the last of March
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