June 4th, 1862







Gains’ Mills, Va.  June 4, 1862


Dr Mag


            I will write you a line this morn- / -ing and let you know that I am / well.  I never had better health / than I have and I think I never / was quite so lazy.  Our Brigade / got into a little fight at Hanover / and got out very fortunately, / loosin but very few men. / Our Reg. Had 7 or 8 wounded, three / in Capt. Maclay’s Co. /


            We chased the rebels till dark / after we got them started and they / didn’t stand long after our Brigade / came up.  If our Brigade had / been 5 minutes later on the ground / Marlindale’s Brigade would have been / used up but we got in in time to / wear them & turn the battle in our / favor.


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            Myers boys are well.  Capt. & Will / Maclay are getting better. /


            There was a hard battle to / our front & left three days ago / which we did not get into, / in the eng. our forces were / victorious.  The weather / has been very wet and has delay- / ed our army very materially. /


            Remember me to all my / friends round and about Currlsville. /


            Give my love to Maggie, Jim / & Sid.  I would like very / very much to see you all. /


            I had a letter from home / a few days ago. /


            I think we will move from / here tomorrow.


Yours affec…n..ly