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[written upside down at top of the page: P.S. Write soon Direct as formerly Co. of 60th D.V. of Washington D.C. [illegible] direcitions George D. Cowden] Washington City, D.C. May 27th 1862 Dear Father: I take this opportunity to write you a few lines to let you know that we have arrived here safe. We were paid off at Columbus on the 23d I sent you $65 of mine through the State Agency & sent you the receipt by letter. We left Columbus the same afternoon took the Central Ohio R. R. for Bellaire where we staid the rest of the night. The next morning we crossed Ohio and took the B. & O.R.R. for Baltimore