By William Remmel
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Publish yr notice: First released November thirtieth 1928
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You'll, in fact, ﬁrst desire to recognize no matter if i'm good and no matter if i've been in any conflict considering the fact that final I wrote you. i'm chuffed to assert ﬁrst that i'm having fun with very good health and wellbeing, and feature been seeing that i've been within the South. i haven't but been in any engagement, and feature met without undesirable good fortune. i feel that during my final letter I wrote you that our regiment were very close to a number of battles, and so it has, yet now we have been lucky adequate to not be known as in. on the time that the conflict of Wednesday close to Sharpsburg used to be fought, our regiment was once mendacity approximately six miles [from] there in a mountain. where the place we have been is named Crampton hole, the place a couple of days earlier than a conflict was once fought through normal Slocum, which I wrote to you approximately on the time it came about. thirteen we've, for the final weeks, been encamped approximately 2 miles from the Potomac River and approximately sixteen miles from Sharpsburg. we're very pleasantly positioned the following and may wish to remain the following your time; yet most likely during this i'll be upset, for i feel the military will circulation from right here into Virginia prior to lengthy. we now have, as much as the current time, lived with out tents. yet this day we've got got them and we're chuffed adequate too, for prior to this we now have needed to take rails, or the rest, to make shelters of to guard us from the elements. and infrequently we have now needed to sleep out with a blanket for a masking; yet these items have omitted, and that i believe none the more severe over it. 14 the elements the following at the moment is especially friendly, although quite hot from time to time, occasionally very uncomfortable. the elements here's a lot assorted from yours at domestic, it truly is even more regular climate. considering the fact that we now have been right here, we haven't noticeable sooner or later whilst it has rained through the complete time, and no more than or 3 times have we been rainy in any respect. The nights were very chilly the following and we now have, for the prior 2 weeks, saw frost upon the floor early within the morning. the folk the following have harvested so much in their grain. they've got simply minimize their very own corn. The corn here's diversified from that at domestic. it's the huge Ohio corn and won't ripen as quickly. Apples are very lots right here and the lads purchase a very good lots of them. we now have additionally received many peaches. Our residing right here at the moment consists of the subsequent issues: 1st sea crack- On Our approach for Washington / eleven ers, 2d red meat, third espresso, 4th sugar and fifth clean red meat two times per week. once we wish the rest, we need to purchase of both of a farmer or a sutler. yet we now have came upon that it'll now not solution to shop for a lot, or we are going to haven't any cash. i've got received yet $5 out of $17 left now, so that you see it expenditures me anything to stay. the day past and the day sooner than, we have been out at the wood alongside the Potomac. We observed a number of rebs around the river picketing, yet they didn't shoot at us so we didn't ﬁre on them. We had a really ﬁne time and met without injuries. final evening we went over to the river and stuck loads of ﬁsh, and this morning we had a truly ﬁne breakfast. at the present time we got here again to our tenting floor. One observe concerning the regiment; there are at the present a very good many ill.