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Dear Dispatch I hope you will excuse this intrusion, but I wish to send you a few extracts from a letter just received from a volunteer, (an orphan boy) expressive of his feelings in regard to reenlisting, to one whom he esteems as a mother. I believe the same spirit animates many noble breasts as it does his: Yorktown, Jan. 29th I am all alone in my tent to-night, the rest of my mess having gone home on furlough — I wrote to you by E--; hope you have received the letter ere this. He is a noble boy and I consider him one of my warmest friends. My thoughts are with you all at this quiet hour, and I have been thinking how happy I shall feel the 21st of May. I shall then go home, and won't it be pleasant to fly around with the girls? But I shall soon return to my post, with the same determination to stand or fall by my gun. I am the only one left old enough to represent my family, and you shall never blush to hear it said that I have shown the white feather. I hav