Union Town Md
30 miles from Frederick City,
Co D 111th Regt
June 30 /63
I sent you a letter yesterday from a place called Liberty, a few miles back, & now this morning I will write again.
Yesterday we marched 30 miles, We left Frederick at 10 AM, & Halted at 11 PM, Oh how tired I was, I was completely worn out, & exhausted so that I groaned at every step, When we Halted last night [last night], there was not 2 whole Co’s left in [in] the Regt, the Boys had marched just as far as they were able & then fell out. The Road was lined with men, for 5 miles, before we halted. We lost 2 Boys that I know of out ot the Regt, that died, yesterday. God knows how many, there was in the Corps. Talking about Forced Marches, this was one, no mistake. Barney fell out, about 7 miles back, he could go no farther, Aleck also gave out & Albert was completely exhausted. For my part, I just managed, to get through & thats all.
This morning, we have laid over, & will muster, during the Day, we are to Pitch our Tents & stop over, you may be sure I am not surprised, if we have a Fight, today or tomorrow, it is reported that the Rebs are in Force, not more than 10 miles from here, if this is so, we may have a Fight. In regard to the Country, it is Beautiful, I never saw, such Splendid Country, & such Splendid Girls, they give us everything. No one knows, where we shall turn up next, I think from present appearances we are to drive, the Rebs out of Maryland, & then Fight them in Va. I shall write you as often as possible.
Capt is Tired out this morning, it was rough on him yesterday. It is reported that we are to go to Pennsylvania to stay, that Genl Couch, has sent for it. He was formerly the Comander of it, If we go to Pa, I shall expect to see you there, without Fail, You could see a great deal of the Army
Love to all