Letter undated to Marie Caroline McCollam, Uhrichsville, Ohio
Well Callie I have bin righting for som time and am tired if I had my pictures to cind I would quit riting but I cane cend my letter till Monday.
Well I have had my supper and wich J. Worfel & I went out wotching know it is candele liting and I have Resumed my righting agan and will in the first place say that when we left camp we went across the gield to the hospital tents. Just here I will say that you have no dout ear this time read about signals fight. This fight took plaice up the vallie from here, I don�t know just how far but it was at Newmarket Va, that is about 50 miles up the vallie well after that fight took place all the wounded
of that Battel wore brought back here and they have for their benefit erected a lot of canvas tents. Well the first thing that attracted our attention when we left our tent was the saboth scool scolars at this camp singing Well we did not get their in time to hear them sing but some of our boys that was their said that it was very nice well after we got their the ladies came round that is the young women from town with large sarvers with all kinds of cake on them and inquired for the hospitals that had the sick & wounded in and they went in and I tell you know you never seen anything that was done up with more taste and you cant gow over
in the city but you will see a lot of ladies with baskets on their arms making their way to the city hospitals to and before we left this camp that I first spoke of we went round and looked in and lots of places whare they wore wounded badly in arms you would see a lot of ladies getting in their fanning them and ceeping the flies off of them I tell you know that this makes the soldiers feel good when they see the folks have sutch feeling on this subject. well My Dear I will soon have to quit riting and I will say that I can�t tell you scarcily any thing I have seen lots of things cince I left and if I live to get home I can tell you more than I ever
expected to be able to tell any boddy in my travels this day after chirch was out Worfel J and Wech and I went to the town and got our diner and you better think that we eat a big diner and we had Beefstake and potatoes and greens and lettus and a variety of other things sutch as would be right to our hand well we went in on them and was well pleased with our diner well after diner we went down below town to see a large spring and I don�t know whare there is any streem that can compair that spring to to give you an eyedie of its size But will say that I think that I never seen that little brance of ours in our field have as mutch water in it as this spring afforded it beets the world to see that spring well there is lots of springs around on the same level but not near so large. Well Callie I will as call sadler says close and will say that in the morning I will gow to town and get my pictures and send them home I will cend them in this letter I want you to right after and get along as well as you can and I think that if nothing happens I will be with you soon.