Hogan: April 7, 1864
Camp near Shepherds Grove Va.
Hd Qrs. 4th Brig. 1st Div 2nd A.C.
April 7th 1864
Dear Son Thomas
I now take the present opportunity to write to you to let you know of my where bouts at the present time and how we are getting along My health is very good at present and I hope these few lines will find you and your sister Ann enjoying the same The army is lying in its old winter quarters yet but I expect that it will soon be on the moove before many days We have had very unpleasant weather here for the last few days it stormed the most of the time so you see it made it very muddy but a few days fair weather will dry it that up Our scouts have crossed the Rappidann River this evening and I expect that we will soon follow them I expect to join my Regt to morrow but you may look for me home about the middle of August if I live through this Spring campaign which I hope and trust I shall
Please Remember me to my Brothers and Sisters and all enquiring friends And you and Anna please except my love From your ever affectionate Father
P.S. Please Direct your letter To. Co. H, 2nd Del. Vols. 4th Brig. 1st Div. 2nd A.C.