To Mrs. Lyon.
La Fayette, Ky., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1862.—We are at La Fayette, Ky., 18 miles east of Fort Donelson, near the line of Tennessee. We have marched between forty and fifty miles. I feel first rate. Rode over yesterday and shall go on this morning. Do not think we shall get a fight, but we make the guerillas skedaddle, I assure you. Stop a week or more before we get back from camp. Weather beautiful.
We are holding an election this morning. Tell Mr. Parker that I have cast a vote for him. I send this by a train going back to Donelson. I ride on horseback, in the ambulance, and go on foot, about equal doses. I get along finely and improve rapidly.