Near Ivor, Va
May 21st 1863.)
My dear Sister;)
I have been expecting a
letter from some of you for several days
and still hope that an early mail will
gratify my anxieties to hear from you
all. What will become of Mississippi?"
What is the matter with the soldiers? is
it because they have'nt numbers enough?"
or becouse they are cowardly and wont
fight a desperate battle that they
permit the enemy to march right in -
to the heart of the country and lay it
waste? If they had our army to con-
tend with they would never have gone
where they have, We are all nearly
dead to get down there, and think
it disgraceful that the Yankees
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