Letter from Orlando Gray to Juliana Smith Reynolds, May 26, 1862
Last night it rained and to day it is cold and disagreeable. We are under marching orders but are not in the advance. It is reported that their is a very heavy force at Richmond but I think the more they have the worse they will be of[f] for a large body of undiciplined men are very hard to manage. I have great confidence in our Regiment and feel as if nothing could stand before it. Our men are well drilled in the bayonet exercise and have long range guns and if we have any chance at all I am shur they will make their mark. Tilton and John are comparitively safe and I am glad of it.
I think that Thomas has concluded that I must write two letters to him in order to get one from him as he has not answered my last. I understand that he still feels verry hard towards Tilton. It grieves me sorely that this should be the case but believe me dear sister I