By the mercy of god I Still live on in fine helth for those blessings I am truly thankful and I hope those few lines may find you and and famly engoying the same bly of a kind father all is quiet here wee expected a bumbardment for the last 3 days but the yanks dident under take it as for my part I dident care I am esy anaway I dont feel affraid this morning is clear and warm Well Mag I want you to Send me a Box by John Ford I told him to tell you when he wold Started back so you cold no when to send it to Haris Burg Well Mag this is a lousey place there is 3 or 4 men Siting around me now with thare Shirts off looking for comfert Mag Send me a Box of pills or 2 and sum tobaco and a ham of meat my clos is all good yet but my jacket
our mes is all well at present except Bad colds Standing out in the rain and win day and knight is a nuf to kill a mule and not half fed at that a little Spung bred and a quarter of a pound of Stinken meet a day about a nuf of bread for one mele but I think it is as good as wee deserve wee ot to be thankful for that and not complain it is all for the best,, if I keep my helth I can git along there is no chance of bying any thing to eat here when we ware at Wilmington we cold by sumten to eat,, I dont know wether wee will Stay here or no there is talk of us going to Fort Camel about half a mile from this
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