Chattanooga, Tennessee, November 15, 1863
It is said that the Rebels have shot fourteen thousand dollars worth of ammunition from Lookout Mountain and killed only one man and wounded another one. That is all the damage they have one us from that place.
So far we have only gotten half provision since we got to Chattanooga and it consists of crackers, coffee, pork and meat.
Food cannot be bought with money, very few things can be bought. I bought writing paper today for fifty cents which will be enough for a dozen letters.
I can’t say that I have been starving yet, but it has been a shortage of food. We will have to say like a Rebel soldier that we asked when on picket duty, he said, “It is a poor soldier that can’t live on nuts and roots.”
Ronne and I are now bed partners. We cook and eat together.