James Booker writes that he and his brother John are in good health, though they have been marching hard and have received little to eat. Since the soldiers have arrived in camp, however, the Army is now "trying to feed us to death." Booker reports that the general feeling in the camp is that peace will come soon. Four sick conscripts have arrived and have gotten ill. But the old members of the company are in good health, despite having to march in wet clothing after fording streams. He also notes that the sick and wounded have been ordered from Winchester to Staunton and thinks that everyone else will be going to Richmond soon. James looks forward to going there since he has not heard from home since leaving Richmond. He greets other family members and mentions that John will write soon.