Octavo leaf, folded to  pp, with the original stamped transmittal envelope. Old horizontal folds for mailing, with a few splits [text unaffected]. Entirely in neat ink manuscript, Very Good.
"We are still in the mountains, encamped in the bushes and rocks, where no one can see us or we seen anyone. Since the middle of last week we have had a most miserable time out in the rain and storms without shelter and with very short rations. We could have built some kind of protection against the rain but the general says we are not to remain here very long and will not let us prepare anything so we set by the fire and sleep in the daytime to avoid the cold.
"I think you all can make yourselves comfortable and have no fears of the Rebels troubling you this winter as our army is strong enough to keep them from crossing into Maryland. No fighting has taken place of any consequence lately. About two prisoners was brought in today. They were captured last Saturday, they look well and hearty but say they are tired of the war. Especially since McClellan has been nominated by the Copperhead party for President. They do not like him. They say anybody but him and hope it will soon be over and all may return to their homes. The prospect for peace looks very bright from Atlanta & Mobile. The reelection of Lincoln and the capture of Richmond will go very near upsetting Jeff., this confederacy. . ." Item #39712