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Letter Front

Louisa County on August 16th 1862

My Dear Father

This beautiful evening finds me
at Louisia Courthouse a distance from Richmond
of 55 miles north of Richmond we have one
only just halted at Louisia Courthouse to wait
for the wagons and the Ballance of Auxillary Div
ision wee will leave hear to night or tomorrow
and go towards Gordonsville or at Gordonsville
Wee understand that Jackson has taken up a
March in pursuit of the Yankees so wee will be
apt to follow on after him There is a larger ar
my already at Jacksons command equal or more
than was at Richmond.

Jackson Yeatts and Chim Watson and Green
Walton are all well I sent by Quit [Crist?] Wooding
$60.00 to go home you must send me
word whether you have got it or not this is a
beautiful country I am very much pleased
with it so far as I have seen the water is good.
I will close until wee go further I can not tell
you now until my next letter where to direct
your letter I will wright again as soon as wee
take up station camp further in northern Va
if I live and am not killed by the Yankees &
I hope I wont be hurt I will add no more

From Your Son George W East
To Thomas East Esq.

Letter Front

Louisa County on August 16th 1862

My Dear Father

This beautiful evening finds me
at Louisia Courthouse a distance from Richmond
of 55 miles north of Richmond we have one-
only just halted at Louisia Courthouse to wait
for the wagons and the Ballance of Auxillary Div
ision wee will leave hear to night or tomorrow
and go towards Gordonsville or at Gordonsville
Wee understand that Jackson has taken up a
March in pursuit of the Yankees so wee will be
apt to follow on after him There is a larger ar-
my already at Jackson’s command equal or more
than was at Richmond.

Jackson Yeatts and Chim Watson and Green
Walton are all well I sent by Quit [Crist?] Wooding
$60.00 to go home you must send me
word whether you have got it or not this is a
beautiful country I am very much pleased
with it so far as I have seen the water is good.
I will close until wee go further I can not tell
you now until my next letter where to direct
your letter I will wright again as soon as wee
take up station camp further in northern Va
if I live and am not killed by the Yankees &
I hope I won’t be hurt I will add no more

From Your Son George W East
To Thomas East Esq.