Head Qrs. Co. “A” 129th Ills. Vol.
Nashville, Term., Octr. 2nd 1863
My Dear Wife
The music you sent me arrived this morning with your letter of the 24th inst.,1 & one from Bro. Johnie which you will find enclosed.2 I will write to Mother [Murphy] immediately & tell her that he is safe & well.
I hope Frankie may not be as bad as anticipated. May God in his good providence soon restore him to health. I shall await anxiously for further news.
The Drum is beating for drill. Good bye.
May God bless & Keep you,
Your Affect. Husband
J. F. Culver
- Mary Culver’s letter of September 24 is mssing from the Culver Collection. [↩]
- Brother John Murphy’s letter was dated Chattanooga, Sept. 25, 1863. Sergeant Murphy had written, “This is the first opportunity I have had of writing you since the receipt of the papers, as we have been in very active service in the field away from our baggage. Rosecrans has been driven back to this place. Our Brig. participated in the battle of Sunday last [the 20th]. It was very severe during the afternoon. We lost 14 men. I am well.” W. J. Murphy to J.F.C., September 25, 1863, Culver Collection. [↩]