But if you could see the multitudes of wounded and sick soldiers who are now fallen defending the northern homes you would feel that you were willing to give up your mother a while little longer to comfort them. Poor soldiers many who were wounded and brought to this hospital have suffered and died here while many have been raised up and have gone home on furlough and all the wounded who are able will be allowed that privilege. And I do hope in a few weeks more to be with you.

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