P.S. I got another letter from Aunt
some ten days ago-She sends
much love to you )
June 20th 1861.)
My dear Ma,)
I have but little to
write you a line or two. We left
Harpers Ferry on the 15th marched
on foot to 6 miles below Charles-
ton on that evening a distance of
12 miles, stayed all night with-
out tents, marched next morn-
ing 17 miles to Bunkers Hill &
spent the night without tents, ex
pected to meet the enemy 18000
strong at this place. Were drawn
out in the line of battle to recieve
them but they did not come."
All were anxious for a fight, even
when it was thought by our Gen."
Johnson that we would have
it in less than 8 hours. I felt
perfectly satisfied that we would
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