Friday Apr. 10
Did not send my letter this morn-
ing so I will write a few lines more.
We have just been "mustered" to
[---?] how many men we have
in this regt. how many do you sup-
pose? Only 390 in all. Present and
absent we came out with 1040 men
& have had nearly 200 recruits &
only 390 are left. Every regt in the
army was to be mustered today
with a view[?] to having them filled
up with conscripts
I have read the report of the com-
mittee on the conduct of the war.
It is pretty hard on Gen. McClellan
but none too much so I guess. I only
wonder Old Abe could[?] not kicked
him out of the service long ago. Know-
ing all about him as he did. Then
is one thing sure now. That we
have now got a Gen. who wont
be afraid to fight & we will
fight every chance he can get.
The roads must soon be in condition
so we can move & when we do you
may look out for exciting news.
It appears certain now that our
forces have commenced on Charles-
ton & we heard rumors that we have
taken it. I hope it may prove true.
This summer will put an end to this rebellion
As for Sammy Gove. I am glad he
has been & gone & done it. I really
believe if he had not succeeded
in winning Sarah Fogg that he
would have proposed to the widow
Holman next. He has been bewitched
to get married this two years &
was bound to have somebody.
So I think it is lucky that he
has got Sarah else he might
have kept on a finally
married a Smart or a
Willey/ He began with [---?]
Lilley[?] & has proposed to everybody
from there down.
I wish I could have my talk[?]
seen to how of thier are getting
tender & ought to be filled.
Tell Freddie he must take good care
of his lambs.
Write soon. Hope you went [---?]
your patience reading this
Send my love to all
Co. K. 1st Balt 1st Div 2nd Corp Army