We are kept very busy reconnoitering, scouting, etc. I suppose you have seen an account of an expedition under Major Genl Granger after Van Dorn and Forrest and driving them to Columbia (TN). We went out in that and had a rough time of it we was gone from Camp eleven days.
I think that saved our Fort Donelson friends another fight and ourselves some provisions as it is understood their intention was to get up the River and commence such work. We have a little trouble with them here once in awhile. A few days ago we got orders to move camp we done so and also the picket lines. The lines had not been moved more than six hours before a squad of the Rebs came down the road to find us.
They think we are leaving Murfreesboro. Yesterday a large reconnoitering party of them came to our lines and skirmished several hours with our pickets and it got so warm with them that we had to fall in line and go out.A few shells made them take the back track. He goes on to write of Generals Sheridan, McCook, and Rosecrans, formation of Roll of Honor battalions of mounted infantry and his philosophy of the war. While they hurt us we are hurting them the same and details how he thinks the war could be ended.
Detailed letter in excellent condition with original envelope. I pack up the winni ng orders quickly as I can, we have a packing room all set up for me.
Some days are good, some days are not so good. There are times I cannot manage to pack up the winning orders, so there may be a day or two delay. All the Middle East with the. Sorry this has to be inforced, we no longer can handle the losses. NOTE: If there is advertising below and a web link, this is.
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