DEATH TO TRAITORS
May 9 1861
Mrs Sarah Davis
Again I take my pen in hand to
address a few words to the loved ones at home. My writing table is not the back of a dead comrade but the head of a drum, I cannot give you any definite idea of the scenes that are at all times in a military camp. It is one continual hum of nois and as motley a set of people as you ever saw, A great many are genteel well dresses gentlemenly men. and then again there is a great many of the most abandoned dirty ragged lousyest looking mortals that [now?] ever saw and in comparison I would say you never Jim Garen look as hard in raggedest dress, Van Mitchell was
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