Rose Hill 1862
Saturday Aprl. 19th
My darling brother
We have quite a
package of letters which we have
written from time to time but have
never succeeded in getting them
off. We are all well as usual. The
Yankees have not disturbed us yet.
We have the pleasure of entertaining
southern soldiers sometimes.
I wish I could write more.
Sue has been with us now nearly
two weeks, she wants to [go] home this
evening, but the rain I hope will
prevent her. We do not know where
you are, have not heard since
Will left you, of course feel very
anxious. Sister is writing to cousin
Lucie Johnson to hunt you up if you
are in Norfolk. Walter dined with
us to-day. some of his company are
scouting around us. I fear they
will leave us soon to the mercy
of the Yankees. I am sure you will
write if possible.
I hope Mr. Miller will bring us a
letter & good news.
It is just 5 weeks now before your
time in the infantry is out. I hope
you can come home as you go on
to the other company.
Don't you need summer clothing?
I wish it was possible for us to
send you some.
Our love & kisses to you my
precious brother. May God
bless you & return you to us very
soon. Ever love your own