Camp near Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Dear Father -- I have just rec'ed my box � the peaches and apples were somewhat spoiled on acc't of so much wet weather, but few were molded however. The Butter was in good order so was the Tea & Tobacco & Raspberries. Prescott & Rhoads are at Nashville at hospital. They got their things some time ago, and have been trying to send me my things since. The Railroad commenced running a few days ago and they sent me the box by express. I shall have some of the things for dinner and expect to enjoy them hugely.
It has been raining here very hard for about 26 hours. One RR Bridge between here & Nashville is gone, so we will be deprived of communication again for some time. The rain commenced day before yesterday at 11 and ceased last night.
Stone River rose some 10 or 12 ft and last night when I went to bed I expected to wake up and find the new RR & Pike Bridges gone, but instead found the