Cousin Jim; the following is copied from the October 2002 Vol.XX,No.6- Hiram Historical Society
"Another letter from Alfred Fly(Flye) to his mother and step-father,Jaane S.Burbank Fly Bullock and Stephen Bullock during the beginning of the Civil War.
Camp P BanfordDec 31,1861 Dear parentI take my pen to Rite youa few lines to let you know that I gut dowwn to Augusta Safe and Sound And to let you know That Im Well Andhope that these few lines Will find you the Same. now I will tell you Something About Camp life or What I know about it. I gut Down here About 4 a clock in the AftnoonI was tiard a Ricding Before I got Down here And I like the First Rate.We think of Stoping Here this winter or Comeup to portland.
We Have a nofe to eat we have Coffe twice a day And tea for Sup. I Should not want to come Back now if I could as well as not to Stay. we have 6 in the tent that we ar in And they are all Hiram Boys. I donnte know as I have any news to Rite Rite what Isiah Sid about my coming Away.giv my love to him And tell him to Rite. Tell Winne that I will Send him Something whenI ritehas Farther Sode his horse yet,giv my love to awl the folks. I spose I must close so good byRite as soon as you git this. Drect your leters to me