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Blakey's Mill Road
June 25, '62

My Dear Miss Sarah—

During the past two hours we have been on the "qui vive" for marching—the batteries "hitched up" & rations all provided. We expect to take position tonight or tomorrow morning early. The cause of the alarm was that the Enemy was reported advancing. There has been and still is a heavy cannonading all day so that we expect the fight tomorrow. It was my intention to come in this morning but the above order prevented my so doing. I will be busy this evening issuing orders &c. to the various Batteries under the Colonel so will not be able to see you.

Love to all at home & accept the same for yourself from

Yours very truly


The Battle Flag will be unfurled tomorrow

Edwin I. Kursheedt Letters