June 8th /63
I received you letter of the 2nd, day before yesterday, & should have answered it before, but there is a great scarcity of News in Camp at Present. I have sent you 10,00 in two different letters which I hope you will receive, all right.
Saturday, Genl Hayes had a Picnic Party at Stone Mills, for his wife who, had just come. The Colors, from all the Regts except the 125th, were used so of course, the Color Guard had to go. They had a platform made, & the Band played. Altogether we had a very pleasant time.
We are having very easy times now in Camp, Col Husk, is drilling us but a very little, & is letting us go out of Camp when we choose. We are waiting very anxiously for our Band, when that comes we are all right. This morning about 6, between 3 & 4000 Cavalry, under Genl Stahl, went out on a Scout, they had a Battery of Light Artillery, with them. We shall hear a good account of them soom. Two of the Men, that our Boys took the other day, were at the Ferry, when we were taken. They belonged to the 4th Va Cavalry.
If Col Mac, marries Sewards daughter, while he is home, we shall be at Washington in less than a month, doing Provost Duty. Wouldn’t that do me good. We are fixing up our new Camp, & will soon have things pleasant. We have got things fixed up, tip top in our Tent now. I shall try & get a Picture of my Tent taken & send it home. Barney Aleck & Al Hunt, are all gone on Picket this morning, no one left in the Tent but me.
I will write to Mother tomorrow
Love to all
I was glad to hear from you again. I am sorry you had so much Trouble at Potter, if you had only known, the Colt, intended kicking you, you might have lit down the Fence. I did not send you any money this Pay Day, but I think I can let you have $5,00 between now & the 4th.
I suppose Father has told you, that if we remain here, I shall be home in August. I want you to keep the horse fit & clean, for I shall want to ride around a little.
I will write you again soon