11th Regt. Pa Vols.
July 5th 1863

Dear Bro We have been fighting here at Gettysburg for 3 days. Our Div was engaged with Musketry the 1st day for 3 hours & stood (?) the hardest of the Battle when we were compelled to fall back beyond the town the other two days we were under the heaviest of artillery fighting that has yet been (name indecipherable) was slightly wounded in Left Elbow Our ? have only 1 killed and 2 wounded (name indecipherable) is wounded in right-hand Lt. Happis(?)/Morrississ friend is safe
all at present

your brother Jim Chafalant.