Camp Bradford, Md. December 14th, 1864 Capt. Withington, Sir, As I rest now by this home, I am one that remains of Co. K, the 1st 3 months men. I never saw you since the 1st Bull Run. I never have had the opportunity of thanking you for your kindness to me while I was sick on shooters hill or better known now as Fort Ellsworth after the battle on Meridian Hill. There was a sad Sabbath day for what was left of the company. There was many tear shed there at the supposed funeral of yours but thank God you was a prisoner.