Montgomery April 29/61
Being still in town I drop you a few lines to let you know of our destination the Mobile Rifles and Mobile Cabets left here this morning for Linchburg Virg, and we will follow them tomorrow Morning with the Mobile Gulf City Guards to be formed into a Regiment called the Third Regiment of Ala.
There is nothing of any interest going on here I have heard very little news regarding the state of politics since leaving Mobile, We are quartered almost 1 ½ miles from Montgomery in the state fair grounds, there is eight two Scotch men in this company all very good fellows and we get along very well, Mr. Gilvany sends regards to all enquiring friends. give John Rutherford regard to all his family and friends.
Montgomery is a very nice place and I have enjoyed myself find since leaving I wrote you a hasty letter day before yesterday, when you write address your letter to care of Capt Grain Washington Light Infantry, Lynchburg Virginia give my love to all the family and friends I shall take every opportunity to drop you a few lines when possible.
I remain your