Camp Dick Robinson, Kty.
April 12, 1863
I have seated myself to inform you of our whereabouts and I suppose you think it is high time but we have been knocking about from one place to another so that I have not had much chance to write. I suppose you ahve heard before this that we have moved and we ahve made a big move too. We are away down in Kentucky nearly as far from home as when we were in South Carolina. We left Newport News on the 20th and embarked for Baltimore and after a days sail we arived there and we remained there but a few hours and then took the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad for the Ohio River, a distance of some 4 or 5 hundred miles. We were on the cars about two days. We passed clear through Maryland and western Virginia. I rode on top of the cars nearly all the way and had a splendid view of the country. We saw some grand sights as we passed through the mountains. We struck the Ohio River at Parkersburgh about one hundred miles below Wheeling where we embarked on board the steamboat Jenny Rogers. We had a very pleasant ride down the Ohio. We landed at Covington opposite Cincinnati. When we again to the cars for Lexington a distance of 100 miles and about 6 hours ride. We went into camp at where we remained about a week and were paid off $52.00 and I sent $35.00 home. We had a nice time there. Everything was plentyful and we could buy what we wanted but had to pay a big price for it but we did not get to stay there long. We are now at Camp Dick Robinson. Ther is none here but our Brigade. The rest of the Corps is scattered throughout Kentucky. I do not think there will be much fighting here at present anyhow we are all peased with the exchange. I believe this is the finest country I was ever in. It beats Pennsylvania all hollow. I received your letter last night and was glad to hear you are all well. I got the things Bob Eliot brought and was very pleased with them. i have never got the boots yet and I do not expect to now. I wrote for them but left to soon to get them but I can get along without them as it will soon be summer. I suppose you are in your new house by this time. I reckon you will not have much of a garden this year. What do you think of the war now, do you think it will ever end? But I must draw this scribbling to a close. Please write as soon as possible and tell me how you are getting along. Are the children going to school? I would like to see you all very much but I suppose I will have to be content with hearing from you. I am enjoying good health and hope you are all enjoying the same blessing. Direct your letters to Co. A, 100th P. V. Reg. care of 9 Army Corps. Camp Dick Robinson.
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