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lings 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 have yet to hear that any of my name was ever afraid to fight, and I never intend it shall be said of me. Camp life has its hardships, to be sure, but when we think of the cause, all t