R. Cowden letter, 1862 April 28
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with bread & butter. Bread is 10 cts a lb. & butter is 40 cts pretty expensive living I tell you but I think I can pulverize the crackers in a day or two. Jno. A. Johnson came into Camp night before last he had been absent from the regiment about 3 months, he is fat & hearty. Hull is as stout as an ox but the warm weather is taking the pork off of him like the rest of us. You need not be uneasy about my being sick it is the first time that I have been unwell and I was not going to deceive you by saying I was well. I will be as well as ever in a few days. I have received no letter from you since I wrote last. I want you to write soon & write often. Direct to Louisville, Ky.
From your brother R. [?.] Cowden
To Geo. D. Cowden Esqr. Excuse poor writing
[written at bottom of page, faded ink] We have moved 4 miles towards Corinth we will likely make an attack in a day or two. Have got about as stout as ever. I'm ready for any emergency R.[?.] Cowden