May 13/64

Dear Son

I write these few lines to let you Know alive and well at Present we have had a ten Days fight and we had one of the greatst Battel of the war yeseterday our cops charged the rebels works yesterday mourning at Day Light and carryed them at the Point of the Baynot with the capture of fourty two Pieces of artilery and ten thousand Prisenors we will Lay sill to day but I expect they will continue the fight to morrow There has been about thirty six hours of rain we are all wet so you must excuse this short note for the Present but will write soon as Posible again

from your father
William Hogen