Camp Relay May 26th,64
Dear Sisters and all,
I take my opportunity this evening
to let you know that George & I
are well at present and hope that
you are all enjoying health.
This has been a very disagreeable day
it has rained all day & is a raining
now & George has gone to stand guard
but he has a good gun & woolen
blanket so he can keep dry.
Every thing looks very good here the
grass in some places is almost
knee high & the people are a working
their corn it looks very nice it
looks as if i ought to be at
it. I have not seen any sheep
since I got into maryland. there
is very little stock kept here.
The county is nice here it
is moderately hilly but I think
It is not very rich. Camp life
Is a life of continual disturbance.
You can see al sort of carrying on.
Some are reading in the bible, some praying,
singing, swearing, playing cards, lying, playing
ball & I tell you they are good at
stealing. I have seen more sin committed
within the last two week then I ever
did see befor in two months. Last
knight we had 15teen loves of bread,
15 tins, 2 butcher knives stolen. We found
out that Company C. had them and
I think they will get their hands full
of it. The capt is a going to report to
the colonel. Well it is roll call
now and I will have to quit a
short time. Well we have got through.
I had two boards packed to sleep
on to knight. I left them out
side and it was not long until they
was gon so I had to do without.
I am sorry to say
that the measles has broke
Out in our company. I think
that it will keep Averly Naylor
busy to get well he is very bad
& we have not a very good chance
to take care of him. Griff McMillan
& John Scott took them today
they are at the hospital to
night but I think that they
will get along all rite.
There is about 500 soldiers
here beside our regiment in an
other incampment. their is a small
fort just a small distance
be low the rela house they have
six piece of artilery there they say
that their is soldiers a bout every
mile between here and wheling.
John Courtright substitute got
here yesterday. We have heard that
Brose more got here an that he is
wounded I was very sorry to here
of the other boys getting killed
so but that is the way soldiers is
While I was at camp chase I saw
the funeral of a soldier that was
in the hospital. It was a solm
sight he was halled in an ambulance
and the bang marched before and
played a very solm piece of music
it will bring a person to their feeling
I tell you.
I expect you have quite a
singing now. If it would not
be to much trouble I would like
fer you to send the Oriental
Glee book I thing I could pass my
tin very advantiously and call John.
We have plenty to Eat. I have not been
on guard yet.
George has sent two letters and this
is two for me.
but I will give you the directer for
fear you did not get the Direct to
Comp H, 157 Regt - O.N.G.
st.__po, Baltimore CO, MD.
Remember me Jefferson Glover
I had a mess of straw berries and onions.