Franklin Tenn September 24th 1864 Cousin Thomy your letter came to hand a fiew days ago and I thought I would send you a fiew lines in return as I have wrote letters to Aunt and Lib a short time ago
Head-Quarters 1st Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Department of the Cumberland, Peach Tree Creek, GA August 17 1864. My dear Davidson Since mine to you of the 4th inst until the 15th we were laying in the trenches
before Atlanta dismounted and expecting every twelve hour to enter the city. We are not there yet as you will probably be aware when you read the telegrams of this late. I shall not foretell when we shall enter the place as I don’t know, and have too often burned a false prophet. Our lines nearly [ ? ] it, and are about eighteen miles in length. Yesterday Capt Thompson + I rode the extreme length of them from left to right and return. and saw the great army under Sherman at some places we are close to the city. and at others several miles distant.
In the trenches before Atlanta GA August 2, 1864 My dear Davidson Your last two I received yesterday. 14th + 24th I think. You are improveing. and may after a while regain your firmer position. We are soldiering now with a [ ? ].