Head Quarters Convalescent Camp "Va"
March 28, 1863
Dear Little Sister "Libby" D. Aurandt
I write these few lines to you, not expecting you to read it, but I do it just because I think it almost like talking to you. I want "Father" to read it to you so you can say you got a letter from me at an early age when I was long absent from you. I am pretty well. That is much better than I was, but I have had a good chance to take care of myself for the last month or two, but the next day my Corps leaves here. That is the men that belong to it so I can go straight through. I will leave for my Regiment. There is on an average about 300 men passing through here every day. The well ones sent to their Regiments & others retained in Camp.
I must soon close as I have not much to write. I send you a little work of a few idle moments. Keep it & let me see it if I ever get home & there I can make it nicer. Closed
from your brother Joseph F. Aurandt
Written vertically in left margin:
Write soon to Head Quarters at Camp
Transcribed November 15, 1998 by "Libby's" Great-Grandson, J. I. (Pete) McLallen (petemcl@@mac.com)
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