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Silas Casey to his wife Abby; He writes from the camp near Fort King and mentions that other officers wives are with them, and that Gen. Armistead doing a terrible job. He speaks of all the officers that have their wives which are pregnant or have small infants "So you see the ladies are all on the recruting service here". "Gen. Armistead who suceeded Gen. Taylor in command is something that he knows nothing about...a summer campaign. If he causes the death of many men he deserves to be tried by a court martial. After the hard work we had last winter we require rest."