Head Qu QM Dept [Strahl’s] Brigade
Dalton, Geo Mch th 1864"
My own darling wife,
I was agreeably surprised yesterday by
having a letter handed me from you, written on Feby 13th.
It was more especially welcome from the fact that I had
given up all hopes of hearing from you until Mr Doyle’s return.
I am sorry to hear Charley has the whooping cough although
I suppose if he escaped it now it would be only postponing
it for a short time and I trust he will not have it severely."
I shall anxiously look for your next letter hoping to hear that
he his getting along well – Whenever I hear you or the children are
sick, I want to be at home, for I know at such times I could
especially be a comfort and assistance to you. I hope Ada has [recovered]
from the boil on her hand ere this. Kiss the darlings many times for
papa and tell them I wish I could be at home to [pet] and
nurse them when they are sick and contribute to their little enjoy-
ments when well.
I rode over to the Battery to-day with Maj McSwin
and spent the day – They are camped about five miles from
us – I found that [Wm] Reynolds started yesterday for Oxford
but is going to wait somewhere down on the road for some boys
that leave for Grenada early in the morning, so I concluded
that I would write this evening and send it to town early
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