Head Qrs. 1st Brig., 1st Div., 11th A.C.
Nashville Febry. 24th 1864
My Dear Wife
We have just finished breakfast, & it is six o clock. In another hour, we will be on the march. The Column will be in motion out the Murfreesboro Pike at 8 o clock.
Our wagon is waiting to be loaded, & I have embraced this leisure moment to say good bye. Write to me often. We will get mail on the route, so I hope to hear from you. We are all in good health.
I have deferred writing in answer to your question because I thought I would get home. If you prefer, go to Mrs. McGregor’s.1 Make yourself comfortable by all means & try & be contented and happy. May God bless & keep you.
Give my love to all,
Your Affect. Husband
J. F. Culver
- In one of her letters to J.F.C., Mary Culver had broached the subject of leaving her parents’ home and taking a room at Mrs. M. J. McGregor’s. Mrs. McGregor was a 45-year-old widow. History of Livingston County, p. 642. [↩]