We have had no mail for several days, so that I have not heard from you

Joseph Culver Letter, May 6, 1864, Page 1

Nickajack Trace, Georgia
May 6th 1864
My Dear Wife

We have had no mail for several days, so that I have not heard from you, but earnestly hope you are in good health. Phil [Plattenburg] joined us to-day, and I have returned to my Company. We are on Picket to-night but will commence the march before morning.

Hoping that this may find its way to you, I am happy to say that my health is excellent. Keep a brave heart. All will be well. Continue reading

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Yours of the 25th March I recd. at Gordon’s Mill

Joseph Culver Letter, May 4, 1864, Page 1

Head Qurs., 129th Regt. Ills. Vol. Infty.
Pleasant Grove near Ringold, Tenn. [sic], May 4th 1864
My Dear Wife

Yours of the 25th March [sic] I recd. at Gordon’s Mill. We left that place at 9 o clock A.M. and arrived here at 4 P.M., 15 miles. We are now at the foot of Taylor’s Ridge, 2 1/2 miles from Ringold, about 10 miles from Tunnel Hill, and from 15 to 20 miles from Dalton. One column is moving by Ringold, Tunnel Hill, and Buzzard Roost; another from Cleveland, and ours, making in all three columns. We are close on the enemy’s lines. The weather is warm but pleasant during the day and quite cool at night. Continue reading

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Rumor says that no mail goes North of Nashville now, but I will write anyhow

Joseph Culver Letter, May 3, 1864, Page 1

Hd. Qurs., 129th Ills. Vols.
Gordon’s Mill, May 3d 1864
My Dear Wife

The mail will leave here for Chattanooga this evening. Rumor says that no mail goes North of Nashville now, but I will write anyhow.

Yours of April 28th came to hand last night. You do not say that you are well, but I feel assured that you are else you would have told me. I grant that 20 days’ Leave of Absence would have been very acceptable, but I am not so fortunate. I think at the close of this Campaign, if my life is spared, I shall surely get home. It is possible that “August” with its trials may be over and I hope abundantly blessed. Continue reading

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I feared when I wrote this morning that I might not be able to write much to-day

Joseph Culver Letter, May 1, 1864, Page 1

Head Qurs., 129th Regt., Ills. Vols.
Wauhatchie, Tenn. May 1st 1864
My Dear Wife

I feared when I wrote this morning that I might not be able to write much to-day. We are almost ready to move, and will commence the march at 6 1/2 A.M. to-morrow. I am not allowed to tell our destination but you will hear from me before very long if the mails are not stopped. Do not allow yourself to be troubled. Trust in God. All will be well in any event. Continue reading

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I recd. no letter from you this morning, but recd. one from Henry Greenebaum in which he says you are well

Joseph Culver Letter, April 30, 1864, Page 1

Head Qurs., 129th Regt. Ills. Vols.
Wauhatchie, Tenn., April 30th 1864
My Dear Wife

I recd. no letter from you this morning, but recd. one from Henry Greenebaum in which he says you are well. My health is very good. Dr. [Darius] Johnson is quite sick with dysentery. Lum Hill is much better. We are mustering for pay to-day and expect pay next week. Continue reading

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I am very happy to hear that you enjoy good health, a blessing for which we should be very thankful

Joseph Culver Letter, April 29, 1864, Page 1

Head Qurs., 129th Regt. Ills. Vols.
Wauhatchie, Tenn., April 29th 1864
My Dear Wife

Your letter of the 23rd and 24th was received just now, & I haste to reply. I am very happy to hear that you enjoy good health, a blessing for which we should be very thankful. I presume you have received the letter I sent by [Amos] Clark before this. George Bay returned to his Company to-day but brought no news for me; he says he did not see you. You have learned all about Bros. Johnie and Sammy before this from my former letters. Continue reading

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I was detailed this afternoon as Adjt. of the Regt.

Joseph Culver Letter, April 27, 1864, Page 1

Hd. Qurs., 129th Ills, Vols.
Wauhatchie, Tenn., April 27th 1864
My Dear Wife

I was detailed this afternoon as Adjt. of the Regt. to act in the absence of Phil [Plattenburg]. He went to Louisville this afternoon to purchase a horse to be presented to Col. Case by the officers of the Regt. The duties will not be very heavy as there are two clerks on duty. To-morrow we have Division Drill. Continue reading

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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. 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. Continue reading

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