Summary of Content: Complains about rain; would rather march than be cooped up in his tent. Reports on recent army reorganization and Meade’s current actions. Asks a hypothetical question translating the value of gold to greenbacks.
Background: Enlisted on 22 August 1861 as a Private; mustered into A company, 61st regiment, Pennsylvania, infantry. Promoted to sergeant 1 November 1864, when he was transferred from company A to company F. Mustered out on 28 June 1865 at Washington, D.C.