I rode out to the front on Sunday and saw Mr Doyle. He is well and
will write Mrs. D. in a few days – )
HdQuarters [Q M Dept Stahl’s Brig]
Chickamauga Tenn Oct 14th 1863.)
My own sweet darling wife,
I received your letter to-day dated
Oxford Sept 20th [and] Okolona Oct 2nd It has been a long time
coming, but was exceedingly welcome, for your last was dated
Sept 6th and I was becoming very impatient to hear from
home. I am so annoyed, dear, to think up to the time of
writing your letter, you had not heard from me and
I have written so regularly. When I was in Okolona I
made arrangements with Capt Dashiell to forward my
letters to him by mail and he was to send them [?] first
opportunity to Oxford; now I know of no reason why they
should not have gone through promptly to Okolona and
it looks to me that the neglect must rest with Cap Dashiell.
If you have not received them when this comes to hand
enquire from [Mrs] Dashiell if the Capt is still at Okolona and
endeavor to procure the letters. I have written you regularly
my dearest Maggie and intend to continue doing so;"
If my letters do not reach you it will be the fault of
the mail communication."
I am so glad you occasionally hear from pa for
I know it must be a great comfort to you. I think before
long communication will be open to Yazoo City and then
you may make some arrangements to hear from home."
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