Head Quarters Louisville KY Sept 11th 1862 Dear Hattie. No doubt you wonder at my long silence but it has been unavoidable. I have just returned from an expedition after Col Morgan the Celebrated [ ? ] Ranger but could not get up with him. Whilst stopping at [ ? ] to rest the men and horses I wrote a few lines to you but dont think you will get it until after this one cause to hand for Morgan burnt the Rail Road Bridge and cut off all communication with Louisville.