Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Tilton C. Reynolds to Thomas Reynolds Sr., January 14, 1862
Once more I Sit down to write to you to let you know how we are all getting along here in camp. Well we are all quite well at the present time. I have hardly missed a Ration Since I came in to the Service which is over four months now. That is enjoying pretty good health I think. There is however a good deal of Sickness in the Regt. I report some mornings as high as 140 sick but they are not all in the Hospital. A goodly portion of them are men that are not able to drill and still are not really Sick but have to be reported so for the Simple reason that they are not fit for duty. We have a Splendid Regt the General Says the best in the Brigade. The Col is getting to be well liked by his men. They would do any thing for him now and a month ago they would have done every thing they could against him.
This is a cold disagreeable day. It Snowed about 2 Inches last night. It reminds me forcibly of old Jefferson. The Potomac has Been froze over once that was about 8 or 9 days ago. There was a thin Ice on It. It looked very pretty. The Pensacola run the Blockade the other day. I could hear her firing nearly all that night. There is a heavy firing going on Some where to day but I do not know where It is. I Suppose the morning papers will tell Something about it.
It Seems folly for me to write to you for you never answer any of my letters but I can at least have the pleasure of writing to you. If I never do have the pleasure of getting any letters from you Pap I think If you would consider a little about what pleasure it would give me to get a letter from you that you would write to me but If It is not your will to write I need not urge it for I know you too well to think that you would do a thing that you did not want to. But I am getting this pretty well filled up So I will have to close. Give my love to Arthur tell him I will write to him as often as I can. I did write one to him not long ago. Now hoping you will answer this as Soon as possible I Remain your Affectionate Son.