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No. 2

Dear Wife-

On the 3rd of June I left New Orleans in company with 49 other Confederate Officers Old [Le Clair?] Fuseliers being one of them as we thought for New York on the Steamer Catawba, the Sixth Regiment New York Volunteers Col Wilson being our escort.

We were treated while on that boat as Gentlemen, both by Officers & Men, they endeavored to make us feel that they had hearts & consciences. Our voyage was pleasant and quick but instead of going to New York we went to Fortress Monroe which is near the entrance of Chesapeake Bay into which the Potomac