United States Sanitary Commission [letter head]
Hd. Qurs., Co. “A”, 129th Ills.
Washington, D.C., May 29th 1865
My Dear Wife
Another day has passed without any word from you. I begin to fear that you are sick. The last I have recd. was of the 11th inst. while everybody is receiving letters two & three days from home. I have thought that possibly you may be expecting me home on the 1st of June. I shall not go until the Regt. does if I can help it, as I wish to get all my accounts settled as soon as possible, & it will save me a great deal of trouble.
Sister Hannah & Bro. Charlie went home to-day, & I presume are at home with Mother at this hour. They enjoyed their visit very much.
The weather to-day has been beautiful. I do not remember when I enjoyed a morning as I did this one. We [J.F.C. and his brother and sister] started to the city at 5 o’clock. The birds sang so sweetly, and all nature wore a beautiful aspect.
We are all in excellent health. The days seem long to the boys waiting for their discharges, but I am kept so busy that the time passes rapidly. The moon shines brightly to-night. I wish I could look in upon you this evening & know how you are getting along. I think I surely will hear from you by to-morrow’s mail.
We cannot tell when we will start for home, yet we know ‘twil not be long. May Our Father in Heaven bless you. Kiss Howard for me. Remember me kindly to all our friends. With much love, I remain,
Your affect. Husband
J. F. Culver