Murfreesboro Jan 12 1863 Friend Kate, This morning I seat myself to inform you that I am yet well and trust this may find you the same. Well we have taken Murfreesboro and I have no doubt you have seen by the papers long before this. After five days of hard fighting we entered the town. The battle commenced on Tuesday the 30 day of December and ended on Saturday the third of January in the night.
Murfreesboro tennessee January the 9th..1863 To Herman and Emeline I will write a few lins again to you ishould have writen sooner if ihad been whare icould ihave been in one of the hardest battles that has ben fought in this war it lasted..10..days