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Civil War Diaries and Letters of
Eugene William Rolfe, Tunbridge

U. S. Gen Hospital, Montpelier Vt.
Friday, June 9th/65

Dear Father.
I have received your kind letter of the 7th with two dollars and three stamps. I have just been to a good breakfast and am enjoying the best of health. Everything is nice and quiet here this morning. I'm in the window where I am writing. I can look out and see by the hills that I am in Vermont. Yesterday afternoon I started out and went our over the hills and through the woods. I has a fine old tramp but was pretty tired when I got back. There was a very good lecture down to the village hall last night. I do not know whether I shall come down home of not before I am mustered out for I see by the papers that the Battery will probably be in the state today and some think it will be here. If it does I shall apply to be sent to it.

I have just heard that the Battery has arrived at Burlington last night but they are expecting the mustering officer here today. If he comes I shall be mustered out here but I think I shall go up there if I have a chance so as to see all the boys before they are disbanded. But as time is short and I do not know as I shall be able to sent this out this morning so I must close. I have not had any answer to two letters written to Mr. Aldens folks. Please give my best respects to them and all other friends. Write soon and accept this with the best respects of

Your son, Eugene W. Rolfe
Sloan Hospital Montpelier VT
Ward 11


Contributed by Eugene L. Rolfe, Las Vegas, Nevada, great-grandson of Eugene William Rolfe.