I have received no intelligence of you yet nor any from home

Joseph Culver Letter, July 15, 1863, Page 1

Head Quarters, Co. “A”, 129th Regt. Ills.
Gallatin, Tenn., July 15th 1863

My Dear Wife

I have received no intelligence of you yet nor any from home. I recd. a letter from Bro. Johnie yesterday. He is quite well & in Camp at Shelbyville, Tenn. He writes for money, & I will send him $20 by mail this evening, though it is a great risk.

It still continues to rain. I found some of the small streams yesterday almost impassible. A continuous fog overhangs the Country.

We are all well. My anxiety to hear from you has become alarm for your Safety, and yet I cannot believe that if anything serious has happened our friends would not telegraph. May God’s blessings rest upon you. Kiss Frankie for me. I must close for this morning’s mail.

Farewell,

Your Affect. Husband
J. F. Culver

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