Head Qrs. 1st Brig., 1st Div., 11th A.C.
Nashville Febry. 9th 1864
My Dear Wife
I set down to write to you last night, after finishing my letter to [James W.] Remick, but was interrupted; and, no opportunity offering to-day, I sent it thinking that even the short note would be acceptable. We recd. no mail to-day, but to-morrow morning I hope to receive a letter from you dated at Pontiac. I enclosed Remick’s letter to you, so that you might become acquainted with its contents & thus be able to give those matters a little attention.1 Neither Fleming or Wolgamott have paid over anything, & Remick writes that the amount due him is $28.2 I will send some money home soon to apply on those notes; in the meantime, collect all you can.
I am not well to-night. I have had a very bad cold for several days, and I got so cold on Brigade Drill this afternoon that I have a fever to-night. The cook is making up a stew for me which I will take & go to bed, & I hope to be well in the morning. I was not up to the Regt. to-day, but presume all are well. Hoskins was much better yesterday.
I enclosed a letter from Bro. Thomas [Murphy] day before yesterday, with his Photograph, requesting mine. If you have one to spare, send it; I have none here. I will write to Bro. Johnie & him soon. I have no communications from home [Carlisle] since you left. I must write to Mother [Culver] again to-morrow. Sammy [Murphy] has not called here yet. I fear he has gone through without an opportunity of coming to see me.3
I wrote several days ago that the box of butter had arrived. We have tried it & found it excellent. I am waiting anxiously for news from Pontiac. Give my love to all. I know Mother [Murphy] will be rejoiced to see you. Remember me kindly to all our friends. May God bless and keep you
Your Affect. Husband
J. F. Culver
- The Remick letter is missing from the Culver Collection. [↩]
- For additional information about J. R. Wolgamott, see J.F.C.’s letter of Nov. 16, 1862. Efforts to secure more data on Fleming have been unsuccessful. [↩]
- J.F.C.’s fear was unfounded. Pvt. Sam Murphy was still at Camp Yates, 111. Adjutant General’s Report, State of Illinois, Vol. VIII, p. 656. [↩]