Kedeysville, Md.

Sept. 18 1862


My dear Sisters,

I left Chambersburg Pa. yesterday and came on to the Battlefield last night.  I had to get my troops on the field at Gen'l McClellan's request, but they do not seem to relish the idea and I do not know what will be the upshot of the affair.  I think if the Penna. Militia did not turn out to fight they had better have remained at home. — The Battle here was limited yesterday.  It has not been resumed today.  We had rather the advantage of the Rebels I think, tho' not much to boast of.  Gen'l Mansfield was killed.  Gen'ls Hooker, Dana, and Sedgwick wounded.

In haste believe me your affectionate brother

John F. Reynolds