Camp near Gunction December the 6 1863
My Dear Caroline,
I take my pen in this morning to write you a few lines to let you no that I yet in land of the liveing. The time appears verry lonesome to me. I cannot get a letter to cheer me in my lonesome hours. I have bin looking for a letter from you for the last past two weeks but not one letter have I recieved from you since the fifteenth of November. The letter dated 15 November was the last. Oh Caroline, write to me my dear if you please because it is company for me to rad you letters. It does not take you long to write a few lines, you no that as well as I do. I have news of any importance. Old Meade has retreated & left a great many cooking utensils he hand him besides numbers of the things that I could mention. Our Cavaldry tuck a great eel of ammunusion from the Yankees, some few wagons, several hundred prisoners. A portion of our devision left here this morning for Richmond. They had orders to go back to their winter quarters a few miles below Richmond on James River. I expect our brigade will leave her soon for Petersburg. That is the calculation. Dyrect you letters to Richmond, VA. If we go to Petersburg, I will write to you as soon as we stop.
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