Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Joseph F. Green to Juliana Smith Reynolds, January 2, 1863
I received a letter from you at last. It Surprised me very much when I opened it and found it was from you for I came to the conclusion you had forgotten your old friend Jo. Your letter was dated Nov the 3rd [sic] So it is just a month old to day but I tell you it was as interesting to me as though it was onley 2 days old. It has been a long time Since I have written to you but I hope it will never be so long between times a gan. You must excuse me for not writing Sooner for the las[t] letter I wrote I never got any answer to it So I thought I would not write a gan untill I would find out what was wrong. But I find your letters was lost So I cant blame you for not writing but I am Sorry that I did not write to you long a go. Well I guess I have Said a nough a bout this So I will try and tell you how we arr getting a long.
Well we are trying to get a long the best we can and I tell you that is poor a nough. The troops all Seem to be discouraged Since the last battle at Fredericksburgh. I tell you they hadent better ever take this army back to Alexandria or they will all dirsert and go home. I dont see what our