Hd Qrs QM Dept., Strahl’s Brigade
near Atlanta, Geo July 18th 1864"
My own Sweet darling,
Yesterday (Sunday) I determined to go out to the
Battery and see if any one had received letters from Oxford, of later date
than mine, (June 13th) for I was very anxious to hear from home. I
rode to the camp of the Artillery, about three miles from here, but
was disappointed in seeing any members of the battery, for
they went to the river on picket the day before. On my return to
camps I found two letters for me from my darling wife and
you may be assured that they were welcome messengers – one [was]
dated June 19th and the other the 26th, also one enclosed from
Dr. Harper. Many thanks darling for your kind and loving letters –
I began to think I was almost forgotten at home, for you know
love is jealous, but your letters dear fully satisfy me that my
treasured wife is ever mindful of her absent husband. I hope
dear you are receiving my letters regularly, although I fear not, for the
mails are very uncertain but you may feel confident my sweet one
that I shall write you at least once every week whither I receive
your letters promptly or not – I don’t know what I will do when you
go to Locust Grove, for your letters have been so much comfort to me
that it will be very hard for me to reconcile myself to the
deprivation, yet I have not doubt there will be less difficulty
in your sending them than you will have in receiving mine.
I hope my dear you will succeed in getting some one to
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