April 7th /63
I have been expecting a letter from you for several days past but do not yet have received none. I have not been as long without a letter from Home in a long time.
I have heard nothing more about the Furlough for the past few Days. So I do not know how it is getting along. The Col has not yet made the Detail of Color Guard or has not had it read on Dress Parade.
We have not done anything since Saturday night, Sunday it was Stormy, so we had no Inspection, yesterday we had no Drilling. All seem to think we shall be paid off, this week However I can see but little signs of it. We are hoping praying Daily for him.
We have now a little easier Time Table to go by. 5 AM Revilee, 5,30 AM Sick call, 6,30 AM Breakfast, 7,30 Guard Mounting, 9,30 to 10,30 Co Drill, Dinner 12,30 Battallion Drill from 2 to 4 PM, Dress Parade at 6 PM, Tattoo at 8,30 PM Taps at 9 PM. Altogether it makes a very long Day. Today I am on Guard, the last time I hope.
Last night we had some Wheat Pancakes. We got Lieut Green, to get us some Flour, only 4cts a pound. I tell you it reminded me of home. I am very much afraid I shall not be able to get Home, It would be too much good luck, to ever happen to me. I see by the Republican, that Capt Holmes, leaves Home today. I suppose you will send the Revolver by him.
There is but little news in Camp. I received the English Paper you sent, also a Rural New Yorker, from Mrs Stuart. I think more of the [Rock] Democrat than all the Papers put together. so I will not ask you to send any other paper. Genl says he does not intend to have us work quite as hard as we have for he has got some Fighting & marching for us to do, before long. Well let it come. I think I shall hear from You today.
My love to all