Ringgold, Georgia, April 16, 1864

We came here to Ringgold on April 10th and are staying in a camp.

Because the weather stays so cold we were compelled to put up tents as in the winter time.

Renne, Andrew Sporland, T.L. Henningson and myself have one tent together. We have a three foot high brick wall on each side, a four foot square window in the back end, a door made out of planks, and beds made from poles, and we have a large supply of wood and water. The provisions are simple and the same kind all the time, but plenty.

The wages are good here for working people. They get from two to three dollars a day and board. They come here from other states and work for the government, and others chopping wood, and also other work.