Camp, near Richmond, Va
Wednesday 11th June /62
I write you for the first after the battle but have wrote two letters home since as much for your benefit as any but now write to you that you may know that you are yet remembered by your only brother, it is not necessary that I should speak of the details of the battle on the 31 May as both of my letters give information my health is yet good & I am ready for the next fight which I think is yet some time off I dont think we will fight hear soon as the yanks are fortifying by degrees & are near us but it will at least 3 or 4 weeks before they will make the attack then I think we will evacuate Richmond & let them fortify the whole of the Confederacy if they dont get tired & try us in an open field where we will whip them certain but McClelan has callled for 50,000 men more than he has since the fight but let them come we are ready for any force if they try us fair & if they dont we will not try them at all. so you need not be uneasy about me within the next month
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