October 10th, 1862






Camp Near Sharpsburg, Md.

Oct. 10, 1862


Dear Mag


            I recd a little note from / you yesterday.  I was glad to hear of you / good health & safe arrival home. / I hope you had a pleasant journey & / visit.  Did you go to New Alexandria / to see Mr. & Mrs. Robinson.  I had / heard of your visit to Saltsburg. / Ben Huey is with us now & well. / Myers boys are well.  Please / return my compliments to Mrs. / Annie Cores.  Ell Lyon is in /our Corps and I see him often / he seems to like a soldiers life / very well.  I have been back / with the regiment for some time / now and like it very well. / Col. Sweitzer is away sick, but will / not be away long.  Our new / Chaplain used to preach in Freeport / and is very well acquainted with Mother / & Mary Jane.  He & I have / long talks about the people /


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in and about Freeport.  When you / write again tell me how you / are getting along.  I was a little / bit sick for about a week but have / got well again.  I would like to / visit home very much and see the new / house and the furniture etc.  When / we get into winter quarters, if I am well then / I shall try to get a furlough & see you / all.  I think of you all very much and / long to see you.  I think very often of the / children.  I hope they are all getting along / well.  Mary Jane wrote to me, that / Jim was bragging great about the number of / Uncles he has in the army. /


            I saw a Surgeon of the Washington artillery / a short time ago, but forgot to ask him about / Bob Moore.  How are all the Salem folks / Mrs. Logan, Mary &Mrs. Moore.  I heard that / Bob Clow was married.  I saw George Reed / from Salem at Harrisons Landing he has since / been killed.  Bruce Truby of Freeport / was killed at the last battle.  Remember / me to all the girls.  I intend to / go and see them all as soon as possible. /


            Remember me to Mrs. Lyon & the girls.


                                                Yours, Gus