a13eebe5b934703ffaa5de31d19a84e2ï»¿In Camp Apr 22d /62 Dear Wife & Children[,] Here we are yet with no important news. I am getting some better, the health of the regiment has improved slightly. We now have 500 for duty. they act & look well. We have had a surgeon from Ohio with us for a week. the boys like him much. We have never received any hospitals st[ars?] or any thing else from the ladies of Wasioja. I have been in command since Genl Vancleve [Horatio VanCleve] went to his brigade although I was really unfit. We are going into a new clean camp tomorrow & hope to be paid off next day. Apr 23d The pay master says he will pay us today. I will send some money, say 200$. you must send by safe means to Express office Red Wing for it. No one knows what is to be done next nor when. I will try to keep you posted. Our regiment is improving slowly. poor fellows how have they suffered and yet they are cheerful. They all beg me to keep with them sick or well. They certainly show the greatest anxiety & regard for me. I believe it to be the best regiment in the service & am not alone in that opinion.