Hd Qu QM Dept, Pettus’ Brigade
Stevenson’s Division Augt 25th 1864"
My darling wife,
I am almost discouraged at the
idea of writing a letter, for I receive none from
home and I presume you do not receive mine.
Yet I will write you dearest, for I know you
are anxious at all times to hear from me and
certainly, some of the many letters I have written
you, will come to hand – I am very uneasy to learn
what the Yankees did when they visited Oxford and
whither they disturbed you any – I can learn nothing
from the papers and in fact it is not very often
we get papers now, for the Yankees are constantly
making raids on the R. Roads in our rear – We invariably
drive them back and soon get the road in order
again, but it accumulates the letters at the P. offices above
and below and there is no telling what becomes of
them – In writing in future my dear address your
letters to Pettus Brigade care Maj Baylor –
I visited the Battery on Sunday and found
the boys all well – I had a long talk with Mr Doyle,
[Ben] Hill, Hustace and Kendell – they are pretty com-
fortably fixed, considering the situation, and are on
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