Since I began this letter I received yours of 16th Feb which was a very wellcome messenger also AN received one from J W Stevens which was gladly received by us. If you could only see us flock around the Adjutants house when the mails come in which is every other day to get some news from loved ones far away & alas how sad we look as we return with no news but occasionly our countanances are brightened up at geting good news from home You said that you wanted me to inform you whether there is a post office at Monassas, there is one there & has been ever since troops was stationed ther last spring but we have a office here it is (Camp Fisher Va) still we get letters as soon directed to Monassas I have not heard from your brothers since I wrote you last We are expecting a fight here evey moment & the canon are continually roaring at a distance but we have become used to their hoarse sounds they create no excitment You wrote that you had named the babie Margaret I wanted you to put something else to the margaret but as you please Kiss all the babies for me Write soon May God bless & protect you )
J G Lofton
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