1864 Mar 2
 

Fort McAllister
March 2, 1864

My dear Jane,

I seat myself to drop you a line that you may know that I am well as common, hoping these may reach and find you all well.

I received your letter yesterday by Orear and was glad to hear from you, and that you were all well.

I have no war news to write.  All seems to be quiet around here now.  I was on guard last night and Yankees were very busy at a late hour, signaling down towards Green Island.  I saw several rockets fly up in that direction.

You said you was going to go to the factory.  I hope you had a pleasant trip of it and got thread at reasonable prices.  You said Martha C. was going with you.  I do not know who she is.  I can’t think who it is.

If you had as bad a night out last night as we did, I guess you all got wet.  There came up a storm and blew our guard tent down and we all got it good fashion, but we soon put it up again and all was right.

You stated that you heard that we had had a little brush in Florida.  It was a good big brush.  We whipped 10 or 12 thousand Yanks there.  I expect we will get it here before long.

I am sorry to hear that the old man Jass is dead.  I wish I could be there to join your singing.  I would like it very much.  Who is the teacher?

I have signed the payroll again.  I reckon we will draw money in 19 or 20 days.  If you have any money over 5-dollar bills, you had better get it off, or have it exchanged for bonds by the first of April, or else you will lose one-third of it.

I want to see my baby very much and hear her talk and see her play about the yard.

I will stop until tomorrow.

Farewell.  I believe I will close as I have time to get this off today.

Nothing more, only I remain yours as ever.

W. H. Harden

T4 7300 N18cy J. H19d28.
[To Miss Nancy J. Harden.]

Remember me to Uncle John Smith and all the rest.

Farewell, my D219.
[Farewell, my dear.]

Write me all the news.  If I had time, would write more now.

W. H. Harden

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