May the 21 1863 In camp near Hanover Junction My Dear Mary,
I take the pleasureful opportunity of writing you a few lines to inform that I am tolerabl well at this. My head has bin aching some today but not mutch. I have no news to write worth of you attention. You must write and & give me the points. Grant tells me that he ws at you father's house. He ses the old man George is whiped yet. Thare are a great many men in our anny that does love to here talk of a fight so as they can go plundering the dead Yankeys pockets.
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