I go recruiting tomorrow as soon as we raise 84 men our company
will be or organized.
My Capts. Name is Hissony(?) Orderly of Co. I(?). our second
Lieut is from the 78th Regt. O.V. I his name I do not know. Our
Orderly Sergt. is from Co I(?) named Pesin(?) all the rest of
the Sergts and all the Corporals are colored.
Do not think dear Wife that my absence from you will be any
greater for reenlisting for I will get a furlough at the earliest
date and if this cannot be I will send you money if we are
encamped at any convenient place where you can board at some
house in the neighborhood and you must come down and spend two or
three months with me this winter. What do you think of it?
But never mind, kind Providence will provide(?) the ways and
You cannot want to see me worse than I want to see you and you
may rest assured that I will let no opportunity consistent with
my honor pass without improving it. Thank God the way is now
clear if I am spared life and health to raise you myself and our
children above want and pennry . Remember me dear wife as I know
you do in your prayers pray for my success and happy return to
you arms when the angel of