Camp Jenkins 154th N. Y. Vols
Lookout Valley Tenn.
Saturday Jan. 2d 1864.
I seat myself this 2d day of the new year to inform you that I am well and enjoying myself very well concidering this cold day. I expect you have ere this time received my letter that was written when we first got back here, at least I hope you have for it had been some time then since I had written, on account of the long march we had.
We are in the same Camp as when I wrote last, have got put up good Winter Quarters and everything comfortable for a Soldier to have, that is I mean that he expects to have, Hard Tack Bacon sugar and Coffee sometimes Beans and desecated vagtables and Beef two days out of three, this constitutes our rations and we generaly get enough of this, we get an order once in a while of some of the Officers and go to the Commissaries and buy flour and other stuf sugar and the like, you know I like Sugar,
I have an excelent apetite so Hard Tack taste as good as pie and cake would if I was without an apetite. I can eat most anything that is holesome. Mart Shannon Amos Kyson and myself Tent togather, have
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The first snow we have had here fell yesterday and it is the coldest now it has been yet
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I have letters very often from John do you? Tell all the folks that Cole is well and so as to eat his rations
Ive do not get any news papers here at all so you send me all you can of them to read this Winter
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