DEAREST: — A fine day in a pleasant shady camp, resting. That sentence contains a world of comfort to our weary, worn-out men.
All are clothed and shod again, and general good feeling prevails.
We are joined by a large force under General Wright, who commands the whole army. It looks as if we would move up the Valley of Virginia again. If so the papers will inform you of our movements and doings.
I sent you a dispatch and letter after our return from the reverse at Winchester, but am not certain that either was forwarded.
I can only repeat what I have written so often, my love and esteem for my darling and my wish that she may be as happy as she has always made me. — Love to the boys and all the dear ones.