Fredericksburg, Va. May 19th 1864

My Dearest Wife,

This is a mail going out and I'll write you a word and let you know I was wounded Thursday, May 5, thoroughly below the knee. Don't think I shall have to lose it. I shall go to Washington soon and as soon as I can get my trunk sent. I will try and come to Brattleboro. Don't worry it's alright and I am well taken care of. Geo. Patch step mothers son lost his arm and is here. The Vt. Brigade lost 1235, Rebels 2600. I'm too weak to write all names but will send a list though not complete of Co. I lost 40, killed and wounded, and 3 missing.

I'll soon see you. As soon as I get to Brattleboro I send for you. Good Bye