then resume my position in the company and it would make no difference who filled it they would have to leave more than this. Our Col professes to be a pretty good judge of military men and can tell as far as he can see a man walk or hear him Speak whether he can command men or not and he is also determined that his man shall have as good men for officers as the regiment will offered. And their is at present several vacancies to fill and if our friend who has been treated so badly and who is so anxious to be promoted possesses the requisite qualifications I think their would be no trouble in getting a higher position.
I may refer to this subject agan but will close for the present and must also close this letter for it is getting very late and a little chilly. I have never wrote you much about our officers and men but will if I have time give you a general description of them. I sent two likenesses to day one to you and one to Emiline. I hope they may [?] for I had a good deal of trouble to get them. Good night dear sister.