Yorktown, VA. May 2nd, 1864
Dear Brother it is with great pleasure that I seat myself for the purpose of dropping you a few lines in answers to yours of April 25th which just came to hand it found me well this leaves me the same and I hope it will find you all well. We left South Carolina and went to Florida and was there about 2 months and then we came back to Virginia. We are now on Gloucester Point opposite Yorktown. I dont know how long we will stay here. Well George I only have 45 days to stay. Wee will bee out on the 18th of June next so you may look for me home before long. If you can I would like to have the money you owe me by the 1st of September next. I will send you one of our company pictures and take good care of it for me. There is no news of importance so you need not answer this letter for I will bee on m way home before it could get here so no more.
This letter was written to George Washington Coatney from his brother Nashville Coatney