On board the Steamer Clyde off Fortress Monroe May 20/65 God has again permitted me to come where I can once more address Thee my hearts most precious [ ? ] Oh! Mary Dear what a long long time it has been since I left the Loved One and not one single word have I heard from you since or any one at home.
US Hospital Washington D.C. Monday Oct 26th 63 Dear folks at home – I thought I would write a few lines this morning. The weather has been and is cold yet and what makes it seem more cold, we dont have any fire. The sun made its appearance this morning about sunrise.
Bowling Green K.Y. Jan 11th 1863 Affectionate brother as I have an opportunity to write a few lines today, I thought that I would do so And give you a short history of the situation of company d. As you Probaly have heard that it has been detailed for the purpose of Guarding a railroad bridge across the river called great bearren. This bridge is located on the same spot where the old one was where the rebels battered it down on the approach of our forces under general Mitchell numbering about 20 thousand.
White House Va. May 17th 1862 My Dear Mary. I do not know when another opportunity to write you will come. and thought I do not fell feel like writing, “the present is all I have.” Last Thursday we came here only five miles from Cumberland, or Indian Pt. Landing.
Monday May 12th 1862 My Dear I have written you so often I fear I can not make a letter at all interesting to you. I have been waiting as patiently as I could for the last few days for a letter from you but in vain have you failed to write or has it miscarried do you know how lonesome I get when your letters fail to reach me regularly
Friday Afternoon Camp Winfield Scott May 2 Dear Dollie What a short letter you wrote me and yet it told all that I could wish, [ ? ], that you were nearly well and that our dear boy was getting so healthy and tought again