1864 Feb 15


I have just come off guard, February 15th.

As I could not get my letter of yesterday sent, I will state that I am well this morning and hope you are, too.

I am going to wash and put on my old shirt for the last time now.  I predict by next time I will make rags of it to clean my gun, etc.

I reckon Mr. Orear will get a furlough soon.  If he does, I will send you some money by him.  I sent you forty dollars by Mrs. Orear and you never stated whether you got it or not.  I would like to know.

There came an alarm here yesterday that Yanks were landing three miles below us and that they had taken some salt works and thirty Negroes but it was false.

I look for a fight here this spring.

Riley Willeby is in this company.

I reckon you are tired of reading before now, so I will close.

Remember me to all the family and friends.  Give them my love.

Learn Mollie to be a good girl.

Your husband, etc.

W. H. Harden