Aug 23 1862 Wrote Julia,
Since my letter of three or four days ago I have but little news to write about. You have probably seen that Col. Mason of the 71st Ohio, the man who was sent away on account of bad conduct at Shiloh, surrendered Clarkesville without firing a gun, also that the Guerrillas captured two steamers on the Tennessee. About sixty of our troops had a fight with a party of about three times their numbers of Kentucky recruits trying to join the rebels and drove them into the Tennessee killing 37 and taking 14 prisoners besides all their arms and many of their horses.
We have had several little fights since you left resulting favorably to our troops and one night alarm, here.
Rawlins is confined to his bed and is likely to be so for so long a time that I have ordered him home until he is able to take the field again. Bowers will have to take his place during his absence.
I have received three letters from home, one from Father, one from Mary and one to you from Alice Tweed which I enclose with this. From father’s letter they are very anxious to have Jess. He asks in all earnestness to let Jess. go to Covington to stay altogether. He says tell him that he will give him a house and lot in the City if he will go.
Remember me to your Pa, and all at home. Kisses for yourself and the children.