Although it is
getting late & I’ve written to Ma,
I must write to you also. I am very
much obliged to you for keeping me
so well posted in ^ ‘the’ news by writing to
me so often & sending me papers.
It is a great pleasure to me to receive
letters from all of you at home & get
such advice from a Father, Mother, Bro,
& Sisters, which advice I shall ende^’av’-
or to take & proffit by it.
I heard two sermons this evening,
one at ^’on’ the Alabama camp grounds by an
Episcopal, & another from a porch of a
private house by a methodist minister,
it looks right strange to me to see
a minister preaching in an open
field……..Joe is not quite so
well this evening as he was this mornin^’g’
he has a right high fever, but he is
still a good deal better than he was yester-
day, he expects to start home as soon
as he gets well enough to travel, if
he can get a discharge, which I think
he can do. I wd be very sorry for
Joe to leave me, but I know he ought
to go. I begin to think now that
I am right tough & hard to make sick,
when I was on duty the other night
I slept on the ground, covered up
with a blanket was as wet with dew
as if it had been raining.. I am
very much sun burnt, am most as
black as a negro..
A great deal of excitement is anticipa-
ted next Thursday at the election & it is
thought that if an attack is made
at all it will be before Thursday or
on that day, but I do n’t think it
will be made at all, on this place –
Cap. Murray drew off a
certificate this evening denying all
of those^’e’ charges r^’e’ports that those cowar^’ds’
have put in circulation about our Co,
& all of us signed it, it will be
sent to some ^ ‘of’ you there, & I hope it
will [be] shown as much as possible.
Our Co has the name of being one of
the most orderly & well behaved co’s –
here, we did have some disorderly
members at first, but we’ve gotten
rid of them & they are the very ones
that are trying to injure our Co.
I wish Chas. Jones success with his
co. but I wish he wd send us our
minnie musket back, I think
he ought to elect Henry Francisco
orderly sargeant, & Jno Trice 1st Lieu,
Haslup 2nd & make adfive others office[rs]
that I could mention. –
My very best love to Cit. Wallthall [Christopher J. Walthall]
& tell him we wd be very glad to have
him Join our Co, tell him to believe
no reports that he hears, but come
over to see for himself.
Cap. Murray has been very kind
& attentive to me the whole time, he
took me aside yesterday & told ^ ‘me’ that when
ever I wanted anything or felt badly
just let him know & he wd do anything
he cd for me, that he knew I was willing
to do my duty when I was able &
he wd favor me all he could.
It is time for reverlie so I must stop.
Excuse this badly written letter, for I am
very sleepy & tired & have a very bad
pen & light. best love to all.
Yr most Aff. son P. Edloe Jo
Joe is a good deal better this morning.
has scarc^’e’ly no fever & looks better, he says
he feels well enough to start home, he is
very an[x]ious to get home now……It
is a very bad day, rained most all
night & is raining yet, but I wo n’t have
to be out to day. My respects to Cap
Anderson. I am very well. yrs’ &C.