I am very happy to learn that my letters have added to your happiness

Joseph Culver Letter, July 28, 1864, Page 1

Head Qurs., Co. “A” 129th Regt. Ills. Vols.
In the Field Near Atlanta, Georgia
July 28th 1864
My Dear Wife

Your letter of July 18th was recd. since I last wrote. I am very happy to learn that you enjoy such good health and also that my letters have added to your happiness. May our Father in Heaven, who has been so bountiful in blessings to us, continue to preserve us in life and health and give us Grace to discharge our duty in such a manner as may find favor in his sight. Continue reading

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I have had no opportunity to answer fully your letters and shall not be able to do so to-day

Joseph Culver Letter, July 23, 1864, Page 1

Head Quarters Co. “A” 129th Regt Ills Vols
In The field in front of Atlanta Ga
July 23rd 1864
My dear wife

I have had no oportunity to answer fully your letters of the 9″ 10″ & 12″ & shall not be able to do so to-day I presume. You must have gathered a large quantity of Sanitary Stores judging from the quantities mentioned in your several letters I hope I may have an opportunity to assist in consuming them. Your health has been much better than I anticipated & I am very happy God has dealt very kindly with us: I am very much obliged for the papaers you sent I have recd some 5 or 6 within a very few days. I have understood all along that Henry Greenebaum was strong for the union & am surprised to learn that he has any sentiments in common with the Copperheads. Continue reading

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We crossed the river Sunday evening and are now in front of Atlanta

Joseph Culver Letter, July 19, 1864, Page 1

Hd. Qrs. Co. “A” 129th Reg. Ills. Vols.
In the Field Near Atlanta, Ga., July 19th 1864
My Dear Wife

We crossed the river Sunday evening & are now in front of Atlanta. I recd. two letters yesterday, dated the 6th & 7th, and was very happy to learn of your good health. May our Father fill our hearts with gratitude for all his mercies and blessings. Continue reading

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I wrote a short note this forenoon, at which time we had orders to march at 3 o clock

Joseph Culver Letter, July 17, 1864, Page 1

Head Qurs. Co. “A” 129th Regt. Ills. Vols.
July 17 1864- 2 o clock P.M.
My Dear Wife

I wrote a short note this forenoon & sent by Alf Huetson to the mail, at which time we had orders to march at 3 o clock P.M. The orders have been countermanded just now, though we are held in readiness to move at a moment’s notice. I therefore am happy to have an opportunity to write to you as I promised in my letter yesterday, so until the orders come I am wholly yours. Continue reading

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The mail came in twice yesterday but brought no letter from you

Joseph Culver Letter, July 16, 1864, Page 1

Head Qurs. Co. “A” 129th Regt. Ills. Vols.
In the Field Near Chattahoochie River
July 16th 1864
My Dear Wife

The mail came in twice yesterday but brought no letter from you. I heard from you, however, up to July 5th through Mrs. McDowell; she writes to Harry that you are well. I am indeed happy to hear it. Continue reading

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Contrary to expectation, we are still laying in Camp

Joseph Culver Letter, July 11, 1864, Page 1

Hd. Qurs. Co. “A” 129th Regt. Ills. Vol. Infty.
In the Field Near Chattahoochie River
July 11th 1864
My Dear Wife

Contrary to expectation, we are still laying in Camp resting. Alf [Heutson] was here a short time ago, & he thinks there is a prospect of our remaining here several days.

The mail has generally gone out at 4 o clock, but I have just learned that it goes out to-day at 2, so I have only a few minutes to write in. I just finished a letter to the Hill Sunday School, but I was interrupted so often that I fear it will not be interesting. Continue reading

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My health continues to be very good for which I feel very thankful

Joseph Culver Letter, July 10, 1864, Page 1

Hd. Qurs. Co. “A” 129th Regt. Ills., Vols. Infty.
In the Field Near Chattahoochie River July 10th 1864
My Dear Wife

Yours of June 30th has just come to hand. I am most happy to learn that you enjoy such a good degree of health. May our Father in Heaven bless you with a continuance of the same. My health continues to be very good for which I feel very thankful. I am sorry to learn that Lt. Smith improves so slowly, as we certainly expected him to be with us soon. I hope, however, that he may soon recover. The health of the Company is very good. Continue reading

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I intended to write you a long letter yesterday but was so busy

Joseph Culver Letter, July 9, 1864, Page 1

Hd. Qurs. Co. “A” 129th Ills. Vol. Infty.
On Picket 6 o’clock A.M., July 9th 1864
My Dear Wife

I intended to write you a long letter yesterday but was so busy laying out a camp and fixing up that I deferred it until to-day, and last night I was detailed for Picket. I sent in at daylight this morning for the portfolio to write to you, but, before it arrived, we recd. orders to advance. Cris Yetter brought out my breakfast, & I hasten to write a line while we are waiting as it is probable the army may advance to-day, and I may have no other opportunity soon. Continue reading

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