U.S. General Hospital
New Haven Apr 20th/63
I received your letter this morning and was very glad to hear from you and to hear that you were all well.
I wrote to Wright day before yesterday. I think I won't do anything about it till I hear from him again, which I hope will be in a day or two, after I have heard from him I think I will speak to the Dr. about it, if I don't succeed in getting transferred I may possibly get a place here after a while. I don't think they will send many away from here at present as all who are able are to do guard duty. The Dr. has had orders to detail 100 men, 9 Sergeants, and I don't know how many Corporals, to serve out there time here as guard, and in case of there being any resistance shown to the putting in force of the Conscription Act, they are to be sent any where in the States, they are to be furnished with new Rifles (the Springfield), they may be putting me in when I get able. I hope they won't. I think I had rather go to the Regt the guard are to be used in hunting up Deserters also, next time you write send me some Postage Stamps and a $1 bill, for I may come over Home again this week or next if I can get a pass and you think Uncle Bill will be home in which case I will waite (write?), I don't know as I can think of any thing else to write so I will close. I do so hoping to hear from you soon. I remain as ever yours,
G. W. Keeler
P.S. Give my love to all the family and engineering friends and Miss Mary her usual kiss.
George W. Keeler
Excuse bad writing as the pen is bad.