Hd Qu Dept Pettus’ Brig
Augt 12th 1864"
My darling wife,
Your letters of the 24th and 31st
[of] July have just come to hand and I am
grieved to think you have been so long
without receiving any letters from me. I can
assure you dearest, that the fault is not mine,
for I have written you regularly, at least once
every week and cannot account for your not receiving
any letters, especially when others have received their
letters without any unusual delay – You have
been very attentive, my darling, in writing and
if for no other motive, I should feel in duty
bound to reply to your much treasured epistles –
I hope by this time you have received three or
four of my letters altogether.
You will perceive by the heading of
my letter that O am now in Pettus’ Brigade
- moved over here this morning and have
just got through with receiving the QM stores
of the Brigade – You are probably surprised to
think that I should go with Maj Baylor out
of Strahls Brigade after [wishing] to leave him
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