HdQuarters QrMaster Dept [Stahls’] Brigade
Near Chattanooga Tenn Oct 3rd 1863.)
My darling Wife,"
I have an opportunity of sending a letter by
[Mr Humphreys’] who is going direct to Oxford and I am
anxious to send a few lines by him, for I have not yet
heard whither you have received any of the letters I have
written you since my return to the army. I wrote you
the early part of the week, stating that I had safely passed
through the fiery ordeal of the battle of Chickamauga
and that since the fight I have detailed as clerk to
Maj. McSwenie, Brigade Quartermaster. I am now busily en-
gaged in making up Monthly and Quarterly returns and
in addition to this have to attend to considerable outside
work; fot Maj [McFirine] is sick and gone to Marietta and
consequently I have to perform his duties as well as my own."
I am very well pleased with my position, for whilst it is
a much pleasanter position than I have occupied heretofore,
I feel that I can every day accomplish a days work for
Everything is quiet in front – The Yankees are still
busy in strengthening their fortifications and we are daily bringing
more artillery to the front. From preparations that were making
a short time since it looked very much as we were getting
ready for a long march, but the probability of such a
movement has died away for the present and we have
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