1864 Aug 24
Americus, Sumpter County, Georgia
August 24, 1864
My dear companion,
I will write a line to let you know my whereabouts.
I am not well. I have Lierhaes[?] yet. I hope this will find you and Mollie both well, also the rest of the family and friends.
I have no news to write. We came here yesterday from Macon.
I have not heard one word from home since I left. It looks like I cannot stay long enough at a place to get a letter from you. The Ward Master in Macon said if any letter came there for me he would send it on here, although I don’t expect to hear now till you get this. You must write the news as soon as you get this. Write about Wash and Sammy.
I passed Andersonville yesterday, but I did not see anybody there I know. I have seen the old man Shacleford.
I wish I had some news for you, but I have just got here and I have no news.
I want you to write soon as you get this. Direct your letters thus:
Corporal W. H. Harden
of Company G
63rd Georgia Regiment
Jane, I hope I’ll see you soon. The prospect is better here than at Macon.
[reverse: outer envelope]
W. H. Harden
Company G, 63rd Regiment Georgia
Mrs. N. J. Harden