April 12th 1862
In haste I write in haste a few lines as I have a chance of sending to richmond & it may be that it may go from their I wrote last we were at Oange CT. H. since that time we have been sent to this place & are hourly expecting an attack & in fact the attack has been made yesterday we had heavy skirmishing several were wounded we were not in the attack but stationed in side of breast work & yesterday moring while we were stiring about in side a yankee fired a shot while myself & F. Th. McMurry were crossing from
one side to the other the ball passed near me & struck McMurry in the thy but passed through with out breaking the bone & it is thought in a short time he will be able for duty he left for richmond this moring or rather left camp I have been for the last three days within rifle sight of the enemy & have heard more than one ball whistle the tent I am staying in has several ball holes in it & was put in yesterday but today I hear
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