I shall drop you a few lines as I writing to W.A.W. My health is not so good as it has been though I can't complain but-little. I have been at Home. Enjoyed myself finely among the girls for the boys are all gone. I can't tell whether I saw either of your wives or not but I hope I saw mine.

It snowed here again. The Yankees have been making some demonstrations as though they wanted to cross over to see us again. Commenced their pontoon bridges and built to an iland some 40 yds.

I do wish they would let us alone and go home for we don't want them to bother us here.

Brothers, I am tired of war, and who is not? Newspaper peace a plenty-again, wish it was permanent-peace. The sothwest (nothwest?) is doing some mighty works, so the papers say. O, that God would intercede in our cause and give us peace

Who has a heart-so base but desires peace~ Brothers: I often ask the question shall we meet when peace is made, or shall we live to see peace: Let us all commit-our all into the hands of God and let his will in- and through us. If we only have faith enough, we shall; even the last enemy death. Be Cheerful and couregeous but fear and trust in the Lord.
Never be led away by the devises of camp-life-But serve God doubting not.- Write all the news soon.

Give all my friends my love. Tell Maj. Johnston to hurry peace for we are tired of war here in Va.

Do your duties as Christians and soldiers. I Pray that God spare us from the enemies ball and burst (?).

Pray for me Your devoted brother,
G. A. Abernethy
Co. C. 28 Regt. ???
Richmond, Va.

On to Gideon A. Abernethy letter written from Hickory Station, April 30, 1870