Camp Logan La.
April 15th 1863
Martha I seat myself to inform you that to I am will and hearty.
We are now
enjoying the finest kind of weather.
I have not recd a letter from you for some time the last I think
was dated about the second day of March. (No your letter was
dated March 17th . I also rec'd a letter from our Sister Mrs.
Matilda Miller a few days ago It was a tender affectionate and
sister = like letter. She earnestly requested me to write and of
course I shall do so soon. He address is "Warsaw Hamilton Co
But---now to business. My dear wife perhaps you are aware that
the President has decided to arm the negroes in rebeldom There
are now several regiments in course of organization. One or two
are being raised in this vicinity -they are to be officered by
I have accepted a First Lieutenant position in one of these
my wages will be One hundred and ten dollars and fifty cents per
month: or thirteen hundred and twenty six dollars per year! I
expect my Commission in a few days.