Barracks. No 1. Elmira. N.Y
Aug 12th 8 AM
After a very warm ride, we arrived in Genoa at 2,45 PM, Just 30 minutes before the Boat left. That Time is 3,15 PM. Just before we got there, the Boys made up their minds, to put out the Horse, & get Passes up & down the Lake & so take a trip with me. Of course I had no objection, as it would cost them nothing. We had a very pleasant Trip up the Lake, though it rained pretty hard, Just before we landed. I called on Grandma, but did not get Supper, as I did not feel Hungry. I left W, at 9,58, & am here, at 10,58. It took but a short time to get to the Barraacks.
With Regard to the Conscripts, we have 11 here altogether, Just what we had when I left. this morning Rice, the Young man, I thought, had left the Day after me, is going Home, Through, that Fellow, of ours that went Home, & got a Dr’s Certificate, on a Boil, only one of our Detachment, can be gone at a time. This will make my chances poorer for coming Home. at any rate, it will take longer. Capt Seeley Dont seem to take any interest in the Boys, he dont seem to care whether they go or not, other Detachments have got 3 men Home, but we can only have one.
It is reported here that the Major of the 98th NYV, is to take comand of our Barracks here, if so we may have different arrangements. Things are quiet in the Village, but little going on except, examining Conscripts. If I do not succeed in getting another Furlough, I shall to see You & Mother here. [sic] Mother said she did not expect to come up here, but there is no such thing as that. You have Friends enough, so you can come up & stay. I will write often, & keep you posted
My Love to all