Barracks No 3
Elmira Oct 14th
Since I wrote you last, there has been some changes here. Yesterday morning I got an Order from the General, stating that I was relieved from Duty at these Barracks, & would immediately report at my Regt, for Duty. The Order said, that I should go yesterday, with a Squad, that was going to Washington. As they did not go, I am still here. When I shall go I can not tell now. The General recd orders yesterday not to send any men to the Army of the Potomac, just at present as they are expecting a [muss]. This order was completely unexpected, to me, nor do I know any reason for it. I shall get a sepperate [sic] Transportation & go when I please. I shall come Home for a day or two, you can depend upon it. There are some things, that I must take back including those Watches. I shall get my Transportation, so can go when I choose on it.
This gives me but a very little, as I am quite ready to go. Two thirds of the men here are going back the last of this month any way, I shall take my time, going back, you may be sure, for no one knows, where I shall find the Regt.
There is nothing of importance going on in the Camp
Hoping to see you soon
Love to All