the Weathr is fine and thing are verry quiet but during the Night we could hear a heavy firing all along the lines and many shots where exchanged in the City but in our Nayborhood everything was Kept quiet we have Reports from the Hospital that our Men are all getting along nicely Read Murphie is discharged from the smal Pox Hospital and looks pretty good except being much marked in the Face its a terrible sight at the Hospital some have their Arms and Legs shot oft many of them shot trough the Shoulder and Stomach some have their whole Inside hanging out one Fellow has both Eys shot out and many are walking aroun on Crutchers and other carrying their Arms in a Sling and many are down with Fever during the afternoon heavy fighting was going on at Panama when many Rebels where Killed and only a few of our Men got wounded also many shots where fired in to our line while we where eating our Souper but no one was hit sins the Battle I wrote 4 different letters to Friends some I had to send in a Catrigbox

The weather is fine and things are very quiet; but, during the night, we could hear heavy fighting all along the lines and many shots were exchanged in the City. But, our neighborhood kept quiet. We have reports from the hospital that our men are all getting along nicely. Read Murphy is discharged from the small pox hospital and looks pretty good except being marked in the face. It’s a terrible sight at the hospital. Some have their arms and legs shot off. Many of them shot through the should and stomach, some have their whole insides hanging out. One fellow has both eyes shot out and many are walking around on crutches and others carrying their arms in slings. Many are down with fever. During the afternoon, heavy fighting was going on at Panama when many rebels were killed and only a few of our men got wounded. Also, many shots were fired into out line while we were eating our supper; but, no one was hit since the battle. I wrote four different letters to friends, some I had to send in a cartridge box.

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