Camp near Triune Tenn.
June 9th 1863
My Dear Sister susie
Let me once get hold of that old hand of yours & Ill shake you till you are red white & blue as a blue Jay.
I George E. Smith Jr. Co. D 96th Regt Care of Capt A . B [Aziel Blodget] Ill Vols Infantry, am purmitted my Dear Sister Susannah by Gods all wise and mercyfull providanse [merciful providence] to let you know that I am well. and still continue to thrive on except it is some tea and dryed fruit. Unkle Sams Coffee hard tack, split Peas and sow beli, well me you will likly see by this time, that I have not got much in my head to write about today and have just been thinking whether to fill up this sheet with telling you of it, or