Elmira Barracks No 1
Aug 19th 5,30 PM
I have just read your letter of the 18th & will answer immediately.
In regard to Charlie he has behaved all right since he has been here, we have staid in the Barracks, most of the time he has been here, All the sights in Elmira, can be seen in 2 Hours, so I have [ran] but little. This morning Charlie, Rice & I went down to a little lake, about a mile & a half, from here. There we had a pretty good time. I think he has enjoyed himself since he has been here. Charlie says he made arrangements with George Francisco, to meet him at Geneva, on Saturday morning, he says he will be home on Saturday, with out fail. He has not spent much money, since he has been here, but a very little.
In regard to my next Furlough, if nothing happens, I shall get one Monday of Tuesday. I think now I can get off then. There was a little trouble today, the General refused to sign all the Furloughs, that was sent down, that I think will wear off, in a day or two, When I return, I shall come to Clifton & stay all night, & Charlie meet me there. I should like to go, to Auburn while Home this time, if possible. I do not think I should have any trouble in getting a pass for Pen Yan (Penn Yan), over Sunday, it will depend upon how busy we are.
We have not got a conscript here today all left. Our Lieut told me today, that we were back in the 22d Corps, I hope not, I prefer the 2nd by all means. It is reported here tonight that our Corps, has fallen back on Alexandria.
Nothing new in Camp
My love to all