I take my pen in hand to let you know how i am I am prety well now I hav had the meayzles and now got over them I was prety sick for eight days Cicero Kenedy is prety sick i do not think he can live long for he is out of his head all of the while he is talking about going home all the while i think that his father aut to come and see him and take him home and O. Brown is prety sick Henry Griffin that worked at Daniel Danikins he is prety sick with the meazles our company is prety small they...
...ar all sick amoste we hav got marching orders again we hav marching to go to Nashville Tenn. we shall go as soon as we can get tranpertation i recieved a letter from you last eavening and was happy to hear that that you was well it was dated the 31 of Dec I should like to to be thare to help to brake Dick [the colt] this winter i wish that when you write you would just send a sheet to me for i hav got out of paper and hav to barrow of the boys and hav no money to buy eny with it is five months tomarrow since i got into this i mean since i enlisted and uncle sam owes me 4 months pay...
...and if we go to Nashville we shant get it very soon last eavening thare was two men left our company and we think that they hav deserted they will all desert before long if we do not get our pay the Col. sayes that they will all leave if they do not get thier pay Swart of Homer has deserted thare is one more man died in our company he was one of our sargents Mr A van Dyke I suppose that you heared that Bertsley was dead he died in Louisville about two weaks ago
we hav not got a sargent and only two corprels in our Compney Denis Reardon...
...was taken sick today we do not know what the mater of him
well it seems that this paper is so dirty that i am so beshamed that i cannot write eny more on this
P A P E R
i wish that you would send
your letters more often
direct to the same plase as before
until i tell you diferant