Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Joseph F. Green to Juliana Smith Reynolds, June 21, 1862
Alb Reynolds has just been after me to go down to the Regiment and See Billy. He cut his big toe of[f] him and Alb was out cutting puncheon for a bed and he cut his toe of[f] and then Doctor Hichhold [Heichhold] cut of[f] a nother peace to make it eaven. So it was a very Sore opperration and it will put an end to his Soldering for one year. E.L [Eavings?] of our compiny Shot him Self through the foot So they are going to Send him and Billy a way this afternoon. I presume they will send them to Philadelphia. I think Billy will get his discharge with out any trouble.
Oh, I tell you our Compiny dont a mount to much. I dont think they can muster over 25 men for duty. Frank Hamaker told me to give you all his best Respects. I pitty poor Frank he is not very well I think he is a little home Sick. I Shook hands with Billy and bid him good by for I dont think I will ever See him in this army a gan for I think he will get his discharge at least I hope So for I think he is rather young to Stand the hardShip a man has got to go through hear. I to[ld] him to write as Soon as he got to his Stopping and [let] you know how he was getting a long. He has got Tiltons likeness. I told him if he went home to keep it and take it a long and if he Staid in the hospital to mail it home and he Said he would take good care of it and keep it Safe and Sound.