Head-Quarters 6th Pennsylvania Regiment Co. G.
Camp Pier Point
March 1st 1862
I received your letter last Night & was glad to hear from home. This was the first letter that I receivd from you in Three Weeks. I would have Wrote to you Sooner But I hat Some Notion of Coming home Soon, but their Is no Show at Present We Have orders to have Every Thing Packed up & get ready for a March We Will take Manasses this time & that Will Ent the Woar. on the Rebel Side, that is their Strongest Poast that they hold yet.
George I have not time to Write much to you this time but I wish you could hear the Boyes Yelling in Camp & the Band Playing oh – We have a grand time here We all Expect to be home agan the 4th July. George I was told that Jos. B. Early was in the Rebel Army if he is we will give Him a fiewe hart Pills. that will do him good how is my Bolt Fredrick geting along & his Wife. young Ben. Early told me that Jos. B. Early is a Brig= General under Jeff Davis he was in the fight at Bull Run he hat charge of ,5000, Rebels – We Will give him hell if we get to See him. George tell (P Abraham), If he will come to Washington I will pay all the Exspences. I will Send the Money to him, if he will come, he could See more in one half hour then he Ever saw in his life time. I will have to bring my letter to a close for it is time to go to Bed the Wether is fine here. We have no Snow here, but Plenty of Rain. George if we will not move I will be home Soon & if We March it will be Impossible for me to get Home for a Short time. George do you get my papers that I Send to you. no more at present. Write Soon & give me all the news.
(Four page letter, written in pencil. Only three of the pages have writing on them. The paper is edged in red and blue.)