October 25th, 1862






Head Quarters 62nd Reg. P.V.

Camp near Sharpsburg, MD.

Oct. 25, 1862

Dr Mag


            I recd your letter this morning. / I was glad to find you were all / well. Tell Maggie that I am / anxious to kiss you both & hope / to do so this winter sometime. / I am well. Smith is here now, / he will stay a couple of days / yet. I was very glad to see / him. Mr. Lyon has been / here & has gone home. I / was very glad to see him. he / looks as good humored as ever / & took a good many good coughs / while here. Smith is enjoying / himself very much here. We have / been all around among the / soldiers. Dr. Reichardt had / better be a McClellan man. All / will have to be if this war is settled. / I am very much obliged to  / him for his good opinion / of me. Remember me to him when you see him. / If you see Mr. Mateir remember /


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me to him and tell him he’s right / in going strong for McClellan. /


            I am glad to hear that Mr. Mateir / is a McClellan man. / I heard of Bob Moore about a week / ago. I inquired of a man named Shepard / in Shepardtown. Bob was at Harpers / ferry when the Confederates were there / and was well. He is orderly Sergeant / in the Louisiana Artillery. He used / to be in the Washington Artillery / but is now in the Louisiana Artillery. / I have very little doubt about this / being Hetty Moore’s / hometown and / the description given tallied exactly / with what I remember of Bob. / Capt. Monks has resigned & gone / home. Please write / soon. Kiss Mag & Liddy.