Camp near Estell Springs, Tenn.
August 30th, /63
I received your kind and welcome letter of the 23rd while on Piquet yesturday Dick came out to my post and brought it. Also Orins and the first motion that I made was ground arms, and you may be sure, that Piqueting did not ocupy a verry large place in my mind untill their contents were Perused. which were I am happy to say verry satisfactory. truly what A great blessing is health. It is all everything. for when I know that you are well. I know that things still continue in their usual quiate course.
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This reenlisting means that we can reenlist agan as vetran [veteran] volanteers for 3 years long from now and receive $400 dollars bounty for the extry year. I have concluded that I was vetrun [veteran] enough already received that Gazetter and Sun paper with your letter