1863 Jun 11
June 11, 1863
We had five men taken prisoners night before last. They were on picket at Wilmington Narrows and were surprised and taken by the Yanks. That is a dangerous post. I have been there and will have to go again I reckon, but I do not like it much. It is more dangerous now than it was before, as the Yanks have found out all about it.
I will mail this today. I have been waiting for Mr. Singleton to get his furlough but it has not come. I can’t tell when it will, nor when I will get mine.
You must write soon.
If you have got any good steel pen points, send me one in your next letter.
W. H. Harden