July 18th, 1862






Head Quarters 2nd Brigade

Morells Division

            July 18 1862


Dear Sister




I recd your letter / a few days ago.  I wrote to you / just after the fights but you dont / seem to have recd the letter. /


            You will please see Dan Conrad / and give him my sincere / thanks for Kicking Jim McBride / And I hope he will do it again. / And I will hold myself to be / under renewed obligatious to / him every time he does the / same thing.  I am / very well, all the Freeport / boys that you know got / through the battles without getting / hurt.  Bill Myers & John / Freeman who were wounded & away / at the Hospitals have got back / and are good as new. /


            Remember me to all the folks / & particularly to Ben Huey /


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I have some business on / hand, so I must close /


            Remember me to Mrs Lyon / when you see her. /


            I have written to / Mr Lyon & to Ell lately


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Enclosed please find 10$