Head Qurs., Co. “A” 129th Ills. Vols.
Washington, D.C., May 28th 1865
My Dear Wife
We received a mail this morning but no word from you; possibly I may be more successful next mail. I shall go to the city with sister Hannah & Bro. Charlie at 5 o’clock in the morning. Bro. Wes & wife did not come up to-day as they promised; I presume the mud prevented them. The weather has been beautiful to-day.
I just recd. yours of April 2nd. It has been lying doubtless at “Fortress Monroe.” I shall be very busy now until all my papers are made up. My Desk arrived this evening. Write often; do not delay on account of my going home. I cannot tell when that will be, but probably by the 10th June. I hope to receive a dozen letters before that time. I will write frequently.
I must go up to the house & see Hannah. I will add a few lines on my return if I can get at the table.
I have just returned. 9-1/2 o’clock. It is raining hard & promises fair for a wet day to-morrow. Frank Long’s trial comes off to-morrow, & Yetter, Hill & myself are summoned.1
We are all well. Alf Huetson was up here to-day. The days seem long as our return approaches. Remember me kindly to all. May the Richest of Heaven’s blessings rest upon you. Good night.
Your affectionate Husband
J. F. Culver
- Frank Long was court-martialed for desertion and sentenced to forfeit 88 days’ pay. To do so, he would be retained in service in such regiment as Colonel Case might designate for the subject period. Compiled Service Records of Union Soldiers, NA. [↩]