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A brief but Expressive letter from a Yankee Girl.

--In a skirmish Saturday on the Rappahannock with the 95th Pennsylvania, in which the latter got the worst of it and ran, one of the knapsacks of the flying Yankees was captured, and in it a letter from "Martha,"his sweetheart, who lives in Philadelphia. We copy a portion of it, spelling and all:

‘ "John, if I cold sea you I think I cold amuse you a while. You spoke of seeing lots of fun running the Rebels from the Rappahannock, but I don't think it is much fun when half that went off in the 95th is killed and nearly all the rest is wounded. You said you did not get hurt in the Battle — you had better watch for the Rebels will shoot you, they have kill lots of our Friends that you use to know. I heard that they had killed ensue Joseph and nearly all of his regt is kill and wounded and missing. The regt will be ruined. John I hant got any fresh news to write, times are dull here and no fun for us girls at all I want you all to come home and let the rebels alone for you can't whip them no how and we can live without them. You will stay there until all of you get killed. I am afraid."

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