Camp near Cedar Run
October 21, 1864
I take my pen in hand to inform you that I am well at present. I hope when these few lines come to hand, they will find you in the same state of health. I received your kind and welcome letter this evening. I was glad to hear from home and that you were all well at that time.
I will inform you that we had a hard battle on the 19th of this month. The Rebels drove the 8th and 19th Corps and the Old Sixth took them in hand and whipped them and drove them and took sixty pieces of artillery, ambulance, and wagons and prisoners. Quite a number. We lost one killed and two wounded in our company. We are guarding the captured truck at army headquarters. I don’t know how long we will stay here. I have no particular news to write this time.
I think I must bring my letter to a close for this time. Nothing more at present. But remember your dear husband, — Jacob C. Claar
to Christina Claar