May 12th 1864
Yours strictly private was the best news we had heard since the surrender of General Lee's Army, for now, we are sure, you can come Home this fall, after the boys all get home & Bettie & Hannie come. Oh! wont it be really Home again," to have you all here? Something like the Dear old Home gathering of old lang syne, we think from present indications that, George Irve & Jeff, will get Home before their time is out, George & Irve & getting very tired. Irve is still at Nashville. Mag had a letter from him Wednesday, & I had one from Hat
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