Sept. 26 1862
My dear Sisters,
I enclose a Receipt of Adam's express for one Trunk which I have no use for here. I leave for Hagerstown today at 11 o'clock to join Gen'l McClellan having finally dispersed all the militia to their homes—which they were so exceedingly anxious to defend, only they preferred to wait until the enemy actually reached their own doorsteps before they encountered him.
Harry can tell you something about the campaign. He left here yesterday morning for Phila.
Excuse this scrawl and believe me your affectionate Brother
John F. Reynolds
Miss Ellie Reynolds
The dressing cans came safely day before yesterday & are very acceptable—please thank ____ Myer in the kindest manner for her remembrance of me.