"I am going to Washington next Saturday and I am going to see about Enlisting with the Regular Army or some Cavalry Regt. I am sick of staying here. It is one thing over and over again. I like more excitement. "
"We arrived at Spotsylvania on the morning an (sic) the afternoon of the19th we received(?) our fire and in the battle on that(?) we lost some 200 of our men. I was wounded near the close of the battle in the right thigh by a Minnie rifle ball and was carried to the rear. "