I shall write more about each of these letters in days to come and add more. For now, here are some for your enjoyment.

Battle near the field of

May 14, 1864

Dear Wife,

I take my pensyl to drop you a few lines to inform you that I am well and in good spirits. Hope these few lines will find you in good health. There was some of the hardest of fighting done that ever was fought and our army is victorious. So far they took 18,000 prisoners and have Lee surrounded and will no doubt capture him and his army. We are only 7 miles from where they are fighting and will be there this evening or tomorrow. We lost a great many men. The 12th regulars are all cut to pieces. But I do no know if Martin is living or not. I will write as soon as I can get the chance. The news is that the Buttles has Richmond.

Yours truly,

P. W. Pringle

I am sending this by a wounded soldier


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