Letter from Ellison Capers to his wife Lottie, October 4, 1864


Letter from Ellison Capers to his wife Lottie, October 4, 1864


Capers writes a short letter to Lottie in which he states that the army is making a move against Sherman and that they hope to be successful. He tells Lottie that his hope and trust is in God and that he is willing to submit to His will.


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12 Miles West of Marietta
Tuesday 4th Oct.’64

My darling loved wife

A mail starts today. When it will reach you is another thing. Yesterday we rec’d a mail & got your letter of the 23rd and 24th of Sept. in which you acknowledge the receipt of my copy of the letter to Mr. Gadsen & C. I read your approval of my course with great gratification. We are making a move against Sherman, which will result in his defeat, or our great discomfiture. Stewart’s Corps took possession of the R.R. above Marietta on yesterday. We will throw our army across his road, & fortify, which will force him to attack us. We hope to be successful. I am quite well. Think of me as being more comfortable than ever before. My time is all employed, nearly, darling. I hope to have an opportunity of sending

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you a letter by the last of the week, by hand to Augusta. My own angel, my trust and hope is in the God of our fathers & my heart is ever with you & our dear children. He will do well & I am willing, cheerfully, to submit to His providence.

I write merely a line by this mail, dear Lottie.

God bless you and ours.



Capers, Ellison, 1837-1908, “Letter from Ellison Capers to his wife Lottie, October 4, 1864,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed June 21, 2024, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/509.