Fort Dushane [Near the Weldon Railroad not far from Petersburg]
February 9, 1865
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 good health. I received your kind letter and tobacco last night. I was glad to hear [from] home. I would like it if you would send me some more tobacco and let me know how much it costs for a plug. I was out of tobacco and sitting in the fire corner when the letter and tobacco came to hand (very drowsy) and the tobacco put life in me.
Tje Fifth Corps has been fighting on the left for three days. Last night there was heavy cannonading on the James. I don’t know whether it will amount to anything or not. We have marching [to do so] I haven’t time to write much.
Nothing more at present but remember your dear husband, — Jacob C. Claar
To Christina Claar