June 7th 1863
Dear Father, yours of date May 20th came to hand today was much gratified to hear from you and to know that you were well as usual. I am in good health and of course am resolved to keep so as long as possible. I find that a great deal depends on ones self about their health.
We had a grand review of this Division on Wednesday, perhaps you have seen an account of it in some of your papers.
General Rosecrans expressed him self highly gratified at the soldierlike conduct of both officers & men. We have had skirmishing along our front one or two days since I wrote