Saturday April 18th, 1863
Dearest Sallie, I was really in hopes I would get a letter from you by this time. It has been a month yesterday since I have left home and no letter yet. I would have written a few days sooner, but I thought perhaps I would get one from you by waiting till today, but the post boy has come from town and brought me no letter. I am very anxious to hear from you and home. I hope I will get one soon. I have no news of any importance to write. Our army is still quiet yet, but some think we will move somewhere soon. We have had orders to reduce our tent and plies to six for every hundred men. That is about 16 to the tent or ply, and we are ordered to send all our surplus baggage to the rear. We are either going to take a march or our generals expect an attack and expect to fall back from this point perhaps to Bridgeport. I think the latter the more probable for I don't think we will start to Kentucky and leave old Rosencrantz in our rear. I think our movements..................
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