I arrived here safe on yesterday evening, Bro. Johnie came with me

Joseph Culver Letter, April 24, 1864, Page 1

Head Qurs. Co. “A”, 129th Ills, Vols.
Wauhatchie, Tenn., April 24th 1864
My dear Wife

I arrived here safe on yesterday evening. Bro. Johnie came with me & is now here.1 We went to church this forenoon, & this afternoon we will take a walk to see some of his acquaintances. He will leave for his Battery this evening or in the morning.

Yours of the 14th I recd. on my return last night.2 I cannot understand why my letters do not reach you regularly; I have certainly written. I will write a long letter to-night if Bro. Johnie leaves, &, if not, I will write to-morrow.

We left Bro. Sammy very well. All are well here. I recd. a letter from W. O. Russell & A. J. Cropsey this morning, also from Lieut. H. H. McDowell.

I hope to hear from you soon again. I close in haste. May God bless you with the riches of his Grace. Give my love to all.

Your Affect. Husband
J. F. Culver

  1. Sergt. John Murphy, having received a three-day pass, accompanied J.F.C. on his return to Wauhatchie from Cleveland. []
  2. Mary Culver’s letter of April 14 is missing from the Culver Collection. []

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