Clipped From Reading Times
Army CorrespanCeEice. f I tAiMuitLttx.,rhtiuj lib, 162. s Massaa. arVoM - th S3tft Infantry Regi - sent, Penna. Vols., In whieh old Berks has three companies represented", is" still garrisoning the city of Alexandria. Company A., the Junior Fire Zouaves, will be detached in a few days and proceed on one of the Government Steamers down the Potomac, for the purpose of trying to detect the persons on the Maryland shore signaling the Rebel batteries when government vessels are passing. The boys are all eager to participate, for I assure you the monotonous life we are compelled to lead hen is anything but pleasant. There is no change nothing but f be everlasting guard duty the month round.3 The health of the companies I am pleased to say is excellent, and we like all the rest are awaiting patiently the command onward The reason is quite plain to as that the command is not given. . We have not seen the Sun sbine for twenty - three days in succession, nothing but rain and sleet The roads are deep with mud and snow making f them . impassable, and an onward movement impossible. J 1 1 , ,1 - The officers of the Reading companies are all at present attending ; to their duties with the exception of our friend Captain Myers, who is borne on a brief furlougb.and I have no doubt by this time you have taken him by the hand. - T - . - - : - . - Yours, F.