Camp Yorktown, April the 2th 1862 )
Dear Mother Sisters & Brothers – I write again. There being an opportunity of sending by hand to Houston )
My hopes are done away with & I do not expect to get home until this war is ended. We have been taken in by the recent conscript law that had been passed by our congress. It made me feel very disconsolate for a few days. But I have come to the conclusion that it not necessary to grieve about my expectations that have been blasted by the the late law. Enough of this. We are now on the Peninsula which is where Cornwallus Surrendered to Washington -
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