Dear Uncle, I hope it wont embarrass your mind when I let you know we are now under marching orders but our destination I cannot let you know. We are all ready to march. We dont know the day or the hour we move.It is believed by all that we are going on an expedition. All the troops here are under marching orders. We are told there is Sixty thousand of us going. I would like to hear from you before I leave if you can possibly write do and perhaps it might get here before we start. If not it will be sent where ever we may be. Perhaps I may have a chance to write again before we start. If not I dare say it will be some time before you may get a letter from me again but I assure you if ever we make a Safe Landing it will be my work first accomplished except we are forced to face the enemy as soon as we do land. I trust it may not be the case but of coarse we cant tell what may happen. No, my Spirits never was better than at present and we are all eager and willing to move forward and crush out this Rebellion and return to our friends and home after this Rebellion is crushed and put down for ever and not till then. I will close by requesting you to write as soon as you get this as there is no fear but it will be forwarded to the Regiment and if you write soon perhaps we might be here. I send my kindest regard to Elizabeth and the family also to Aunt Jane and girls and Believe me as ever yours till Death. The letter was written on four pages of a 5 1/4 x 7 3/4 stationery sheet.
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