Camp Fisher Va Feb 21/62 "
Dear Wife "
I again write you after looking in vain for some late news of you & my little babes but as I cannot hear from you I will try to keep you posted as to my health I am in very good health at this time also brother is very well & all our boys except Alf Swinson who has been sick all the year ) We have first good news from Ft Donelson & then very bad I suppose you will be better posted on that subject than I am now when you get this but from accounts we are pretty badly beaten there but our forces will rally in time to stop the enemies onward march south We are the look out for an attact here or
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