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Sept the 4 1861

Knoxville Tenn

Dear father & mother & all of the connections
I can inform you that I am well but hav been sick for the last 3
days but have got well All the boys nearly has had the dereah there is a
great many got the measles in camps they are sending them out to the
horspittle this eavning from the fact it looks like Rain they ar mity
well treated thare I am very well satisfied here with our location I am
no getting to beleave that we will not get to bvee in nery Battle I would
like to get to Bee in one small Battle we hear the news here everyday & I
think oure folks will be in Posession of Washington Sity in
less that 10 dyas & that will nearly wind up the Shoe Johnson is now in
merylan with 160 thousand men & Buregard on the other side & when the make
the atact the are agoing to make it on evry side & edge at the same time
the northaners is deserting gest as fast as they can & coming over to the
South Meriland has unanousley in the field for us I see some every day
her that I no I saw 5 Texans here today that I youst to no Jame Astons
son James wil bee here sometime this week part of his Reigment is here
know I have not heard from Sheals sinc I have been here I want you to
wright to mee if you hav heard from him sinc I left I would wright to him
but I hav forgot the county & Post offis whare he livs I want you to
wright to me name of the offis where you wright to mee gest Direct your
letters to mee care of Capt Powers Company K 15 Reigment Ala Vol this is
some shorter a ways than I sent Before so good by

A M Aston

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