Enlistment - Private Hammond - Daniel Leano

Dear Ma and Pa
Since I joined the army I've many things have changed. I've ranked up to private, and I've finished boot camp. I miss both of y'all terribly, and yearn for my hometown of Fort Wayne in Indiana. I miss  Susy and Bonny much as well. Their mirror images confusing others every day. I haven't had much action on the field yet, but there was arecent battle at the bull run river, that proved the war might take longer than expected, and it may prove to be harder that thought.
My birthday is coming up soon and I'll be 19,gonna try to make it home for the holidays and my birthday. 

                                   Sincerely Your son Hermand Hammond