Letter from Ellison Capers to his wife Lottie, July 13, 1864

Title

Letter from Ellison Capers to his wife Lottie, July 13, 1864

Description

Capers writes a short letter to Lottie to tell her that he is in Atlanta and is doing well. He tells her that the enemy is preparing to cross the Chattahoochee and Atlanta may be lost. He hopes that they will camp close enough to Oxford so that he can visit her.

Source

A1961.1, Box 3, Folder 20

Publisher

The Citadel Archives & Museum

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Relation

Ellison Capers Collection

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/494

Date Valid

Text

[Page 1]
Atlanta Ga.
Wednesday Evening
13th July 1864

My darling wife

I have taken a ride to Atlanta just to feel near to you. I drop you a line to say that I am quite well and hearty, but oh!, how anxious to see you my own, my cherished wife. Everything continues to be quiet along the Chattahoochee & no doubt the enemy is making his preparations to cross & will do so when he is ready, & then “up” goes Atlanta, & this army into camp, maybe, at Stone Mountain or some where near enough to Oxford for me to get a short leave to see my angel wife.

Good bye Darling
Your own
Ellie.

Citation

Capers, Ellison, 1837-1908, “Letter from Ellison Capers to his wife Lottie, July 13, 1864,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed July 15, 2024, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/494.