|Sept 19, 1862,Camp near late
My dear Wife,
I note wrote Alfred yesterday from Frederick while waiting for the train to take Capt Simonds body, which he will send you. Informed the regiment today & am happy to find so many of Co. B safe & free from wounds. As yet they only know of two killed, John Campbell & Daniel Carpenter & two missing, Chase of Winchendon & Carpenters brother.
There are 10 wounded, F_______ Clark, Lem Gibson, Geo Adams, Hunkings, Marsh, Johnson of Fitchburg & Fisher Beaudry & Whitcomb of Winchendon. Herbert is all right & I hear showing good pluck during the fight. Sergt Murkland is ___.
The rgt went into the fight with 582 guns & on the 19th (today) they have 208 for duty, ____ __ killed about 60 & 298 wounded, that is as far as the commanders account, the surgeon can only give