Camp at Browns Mills Middle Tenn March 10th 1864 Dear Wife. being off duty today I conclude to commence a letter to you. & will endeavor to finish it in a few days, I am in hopes by that time something wil turn up that wil be worth wrighting, as it is now I have nothing in the news line having told you all the news & give you a description of my trip in the letter of the 7th [?] the remainder of Co D returned on Tuesday last looking fine. the duties wil now not be so hard. I have only been on Picket guard twenty four hours but wil come on tommorrow after this we will have three [reliefs?] so I wil come on duty every third day. we have four stations & 3 men at a station we remain there on day & night each man standing two hours at a time which makes it two hours on & four off. I think I would like
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