John McCoy, letter, to Martha McCoy, 1864 May 28

Author McCoy, John

Date28 May, 1864

ms numberMS-605_14

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Dear Martha
With a faint hope of Receiving a reply to ^this^ I resume my pen again for the fourth time since I heard from you. I also wrote the second time to A Herdman and one to Brother David they two have also been silent. yours of the 3 d May I recd. and answered the same day. your letters of course will come safe to hand and if you care anything about me you would write often I am afraid you need not depend much on letters from me for some time to come give me all the news you can and write very often. the letters will follow me if I am not here. Greggs Division has him engaged I have not seen the list of Casualities in full. I am very much afraid my Brother Thomas name may be among them let me know—
my health is not as good as usual especially since the hot weather has commenced- my appetite is not good which tells bad for a soldier. Fruit here here of all kinds is approaching maturi-ty — I have got no pay yet nor do I know when I will — use as little money as you can for a few weeks discount may declinemy love to father and mother and mother 2 and all my friends— Remember me to the children and accept my unalterable love
in haste your aft Husband John M.Coy