Thursday, September 27, 2012

Saturday, Sept. 27, 1862

Called to see Mrs. W. D. Bailey who is convalescent.  Lucy who went back to town this morning came down again bringing Katy Andrews, on the evening train with a long letter from Rufus giving an account of his experiences during the late bloody battles in Virginia and Maryland.  He has done nobly.  In a late letter he says:
We have about 200 men left for duty.  The brigade has a deservedly splendid reputation in the army.  If I live through the struggle it will be the glory of my life to have fought with the gallant sixth at Sharpsburg, South Mountain, Gainsville and Bull Run.  I fear you may yet have trouble at home.

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