Camp near Potomac Creek, VA

Friday April the 17th, 1863


Did not move on account of heavy rainstorm  “So we have been paid off and I will send you 40 Dollars in allotment money  and I will send you six more in the next letter if god spares me to send one by the looks of things here I shouldent [sic] wonder if we went across the river again this morning when we got up we found 2 balloons up over frederickburg [sic] our folks looking for a strike somewhere”.