My Dear Hamie
I have just time to say to
you that I will start with my comp-
any, in the morning, for Richmond. It is
ordered to report immediately to Genl.
Winder. It has been converted into
artillery. I do not know where we are
to be stationed, I presume somewhere
near Richmond. So you will not
write again until I can give you my
new post office. Your last dear, imp
ortant and interesting letter came to hand
yesterday. I hope I may now have an
opportunity of seeing you.
John Marshall Steptoe, 44th Virginia Infantry