Ross Family Letters, RG 149
One mile north of Culpepper C. H.
Dear Bro & Sister
this leaves me well & in good spirits & our army generally are in good health & fine spirits.
I have nothing to write at the present that would enterest, we left [Fred] the 14th and reach this place to day a bout 9 O Clk p.m.
we are preparing three days ration to leave early to tomorrow morning I Suppose for Winchester you need not look for but few letters from me if we march this summer like we did last, but I want you all to write as often as you can.
I hear that the enemy am falling back & if they are we will follow after them I will close as I have just wrote two letters and must cook my Ration for to morrow I will need them give my best love & respt to all the relatives and inquiring friends & except for your[self] & family the best wishes of your
Bro John W. Rose
(excuse this short letter)
This letter is short but not for the want of paper but for the want of time
I have more paper