Camp near Franklin Tenn.
received May 9th, answered May 10
May 2nd 1863
Well here it is may agan and the war is not ended yet it is a verry fine morning the sun is shining & very green and fragrant. I am on fatigue detail this morning am sitting under a Peach tree up on top the signal knob. I am on the 2nd relief and as the First is now at work I thought that I might as well improve the time in writing to you we relieve each other every hour. We are now diging a place in the center of the knob to set a 24 pound siege Gun so as to swing around in anny direction Aleck is not out today as it