Somewhere in France
Dear sister Madaline:
At last I have found at least a few moments to write you as I did not write either you or Anna in about three days the reason being on account of military movements. I have already had a few interesting experiences so far. We rode for a short time in french trains third class which are nothing but an American freight train. Some trains are marked forty men or eight horses. My hardest bit of work was to make my rashions last for seventy two hours.
The boys were given part of the time off to visit town this was the first time liberty has been granted to us boys since we left Spartanburg. Each day seems to be getting more interesting that is something new turns up each day. Who ever thought that I would ever sleep in a barn known as billets. I don’t mind this dear sister as you know I’ve waited patiently for the time to show what I am made of and theirfore I am willing to go through a few hardships and sacrifices. I am feeling fine and am in fine shape and expect to keep well as plenty of food and exercise are given us daily.
Must close now dear sister. Will write you again tomorrow, I am.
Love and kisses to you all. Tell pa that I am feeling fine and am always thinking of you all.
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