Transcribed and Contributed by Tom Busby
Great Great Grandson of V. W. Sargent, Company F.
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Jacksson now. We are on the railroad 17 mile from Jackson. There is 20 men of us here and the rest of our company is about 2 miles from here. We are here to guard the railroad. We have got a small fort here so it would take quite a force to take us. We have plenty to eat and nothing to do but come on guard every third night. We do not stand in the day time. I was out to day hunting squrels and come acrost a house. I went in and found that the folks was Union or at least they ????????????
Or not if they do it ?? much ??
I am well at present. Hope you are all well. I supose the boys are having nice times driving the stage. I have a ride on the cars every little while at Uncle Sams expence. I must close now so good by. Write as soon as you get this.
Vanburen W. Sargent
To Americus V. Sargent
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Page 5 We have got a good Capt now.Capt. James Holbrook. I know that the boys could come into this company and if they think they can stand it let them come but I would not advise anny one as young as they are?????????????
Come into the army They are pretty up there and it would be aright the other way with them here. I presume I should have ben ded by this time if I had staid up there. I will close now for you must be getting tired of reading. Give my respects to all.
Good By V.W. Sargent