Alfred B[radley] Brown


John Muir


Camp Dennison, Ohio Nov 2[8?]st, 1862

My Dear Friend I received you kind and welcome letter a few days ago, and was glad to hear from you. I am here at Camp D. yet but hope I shall not stay here long. My health is pretty good, though not as good as of yours. I see you are inclined to fear that I shall be tempted to mingle with bad company and the vices of camp-dear friend; I think I am equal to the task before me, and my highest sin will be as a duty to myself and friends, to resist this enemy to the last. I share the hope

with you, that the time is not far distant, when I shall again meet my friends at home. I heard a fine Preacher preach last sunday, (there is a [Tenn Regt.?] camped here) his sermon was very god. I guess John the folks up there would think it quite a treat to hear a Tennesseean preach, would'nt they? We are having a young snow storm here, however I dont think it will last long. I believe there is very little snow in these diggings, it has been beautiful weather since I have been here. I received a letter from Dave a short time ago, and was surprised to hear that he was a clerk or in the counterjumping business as he calls it. I have just received a paper

from home giving a list of the drafted men in Marquette Co. Chancey Strong is one drafted in B. [illegible] and John R. Duncan Robert Graham and several others I know. You said you would like to make me a visit, I would like first rate to have you, so come along & make me a call. Well John I must close this short letter. Good bye. I am truly your friend Alfred B. Brown


[P.S.?] Excuse this short letter. I trust I shall have something of more interest to tell you next time I write. Please write me soon, & as often as you are a mind to. A.B.B.

[illegible] as before Camp D. Co. C. 23rd Wis [vol?] (Ohio Ward 28


Camp Dennison, Ohio

Date Original

1862 Nov 26


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.0 cm

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