Camp near Saltillo, Miss
June 8, 1862"
My Dearest Maggie)))) We left Baldwin yesterday
evening and arrived here about noon today."
We are encamped in an old orchard close
to a neat little farm house on the main road.
I am inclined to think we shall not remain
for any length of time; not longer than [is]
necessary for the main body of the army to
take position farther back and to remove
Company stores. Of course this is only sur-
mise, but from appearances it looks probable.
We are about ten or twelve miles South of
Baldwin and in a very pretty country.
The water is better than we have had
since we left Corinth. We get it from
a spring about a quarter of a mile from
Camp in a beautiful little valley _ it gushes
out from the feet of a bluff in a stream
as thick as my wrist _ it is quite a romantic
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