Camp 154th Regt
Lookout valley February 20th/ 64
I arrived at this palce on Sunday last and found the boys all well except James Skiff who accidently discharged his gun by stumbling in the dark while on picket, the ball past through the ball of his laft hand, making a severe flesh wound, it appears to be doing well at present.
I left dunkirk the P.M. that I left home & the next morning at daylight was between Columbus & Cincinnatti beyond the regions of snow & have not seen any on the ground since, arrived at Cincinnatti at noon and took the steamboat for Louisville which gave me two good meals and a nights rest, which is much more pleasant than all the way by rail & a little less expensive, left Louisville at 7 o clock sunday morning & arrived at Nashville a little before sundown, I had to remain thare over night, & wrote you a few lines from thare on monday
I have not yet fairly concluded what I had better do or what they will do with me, the Colonel say he had rather I stay if I think my health is sufficient I think I will stay a while and try it, but your situation at home worries me and I hardly know what I ought to do…
Yours as ever
John C. Griswold