Ross Family Letters, RG 149


Gordon Villes, Va.   Aug 15th 1862


Dear Brother and Sister


I rec your lines yesterday and was glad to hear that you ond family was well and all the connections was well this leaves me well the boys are all doing verry well what few they are but we have a great eal more now in the Company more [?] than we have had in some time we have 30 men here in the valley we left Richmond last Tuesday [?] to come hear they are a great many troops hear we are camp in 2 miles from Gordonville & 76 mi from Richmond times are dull crops looks fines up hear the land is verry good one of the 47th Ala is here now he says that ____ is sick but not bad off Cosin William and Cosin George Slaughter are both well Bro G.W. was well the last I heard from him I am sorry to hear that George Conine is dead I have no news worth writeing to you only there is hard times a plenty the main news here only war war battles Battles you must give my love to Rolly, Sall., and all the connetion


Your affec Bro


J.M. Ross