Alexandria Library Special Collections Document of the Month: Downey letter, page 2

to get some fellows who had deserted there is about 6 or 8 of them in the different companies.

There are a lot of boys that have not got any money and they are all talking about deserting because they can not stand the grub it is making them sick.

We have the largest and best drilled company here It is now raining very hard Give my love to mother. I will now close Hoping to here from you soon. I remain your truly
Good Bye. From James
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