Letter from Ellison Capers to his wife Lottie, August 26, 1864 (Night)

Title

Letter from Ellison Capers to his wife Lottie, August 26, 1864 (Night)

Description

Capers writes a short letter to Lottie in which he again states that he doesn't believe that the enemy is in retreat. His division was moved and he went into town to buy rice and to mail this letter. He tells her that he will send her two pictures from the Yankee magazine, Harper's, of dresses.

Source

A1961.1, Box 3, Folder 27

Publisher

The Citadel Archives & Museum

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Ellison Capers Collection

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application/pdf

Language

English

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Text

Identifier

https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/500

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[Page 1]
At Joe’s Quarters
Friday Evening Aug. 26/64

My darling Lottie

I stopped in here to drop you only a line. The enemy quitted his works in our front this morning & moved towards his right. Many think he is retreating. I can’t yet form an opinion. Our Division moved from the extreme right to a point in reserve, about opposite our right center. I rode into town to get some rice .75 cents a pound, & called here. Joe has ridden off, but is quite well. I am quite well, my darling wife, & long to see you. I send you two pictures I tore out of a Yankee Harper’s Magazine for July. I think my darling would look so sweet in one of these dresses! I just remembered that the pictures are in my Portfolio; not now with me. I must go on back now, my darling angel. The

[Page 2]
sun is nearly down.

Kiss my little ones & may God keep & bless you.

Your devoted
Ellie

Citation

Capers, Ellison, 1837-1908, “Letter from Ellison Capers to his wife Lottie, August 26, 1864 (Night),” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed July 13, 2024, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/500.