I have not had an opportunity to get a letter through or I should have written sooner[.] I have been a prisoner sinse [sic] the 24th of June. My health is good and I have been as fortunate as a prison[er] of war could expect.
I would very much like for you to get my trunk from Alexandria Va. where I left it in care of Dr. Brinton[,] Medical Purveyor[,] Army of [the] Potomac. I have written to Col Wilson to send my valice by express to Westchester.
I would also like you to send me a box containing one pair of cloth pants not fine[,] two shirts dark linnen [sic] or muslin, two cotton undershirts, two towels,