Personal Effects of John F. Hamlin, Killed in Action

The following note was found in his personal effects [after he was killed]:

Pleas let it be known that I lie in the Lord he is my rock and my refuge this I wright as we ly in line of battle for I feal that should we engage the enemy, I am liable to fall. I wright this for A testamony to any that as I hope for hapyness hearafter and in the presence of almighty God I do solemnly declair that I am saved and excepted of him and that I feal his love in my poor heart and am ready to die if necessary and that I am a member of the Methodist E. Church and have been for about 9 years. I also am a member of the Christian Union formed at Bristoe Station, Va last Winter.

John Fletcher Hamlin
a member of
D Co 1st Rifles
P. R. V. C.
or Old Bucktails
3rd Brig, 3 div, 5th Corp