December 16th, 1862







Hd. Qrs. 62nd Reg. P.V.

Dec. 16. 1862


My Dear Sister




            I am safely through / another hard fight.  Our forces / were withdrawn from Fredericsburg / last night  Ell Lyon was in / the fight & escaped unhurt, there / were seven wounded in his co. / Capt Ewing & John Mohney were both / unable to go.  There were 2 killed / in my old Co. / Harrison Moore & Wm Timms, & several / wounded, all slightly, except one, Josh Knox / who is wounded severely,  Myers boys / are all right,  Dan Conrad & I think / all the Curllsville boys in Ell Lyon Co. are / safe.  Ben Huey is safe /


            Remember me to all who / inquire for me


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