Letter from Ellison Capers to his wife Lottie, November 8, 1864


Letter from Ellison Capers to his wife Lottie, November 8, 1864


Capers writes Lottie a short letter stating that the army still has not left for Tennessee on account of bad weather but they may leave tomorrow. He asks Lottie to tell Frank that he has a deer story to tell him and to thank his mother for the shirts and flannels. He asks Lottie to send him his scarf, if possible, and if she received a note he wrote her on the eve of the Battle of Jonesboro.


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Still in Bivouac
Tuscumbia – Tuesday
Nov. 8th 1864

My darling wife

The rain still comes, & locks our wheels. But a start for Tenn. is spoken of tomorrow, though I have not yet received anything official on the subject. My dear angel, I too long to see you & our little ones. Bless my boy. My heart warms to the dear fellow. Tell him Pa has a fine deer story to tell him, which shall be a true story. Give Mamma my warmest thanks for the shirts & flannel, & remember me to the family. Did you ever get a note I wrote you, on the eve of going into Battle of Jonesboro on the 31st of Aug.? I gave it to Maxwell to mail for me. I want you to put my scarf in my bundle if you have the bundle with you. Otherwise, never mind. And now, my dear wife, good bye. Take good care of yourself, & may God keep you. Kiss the children for me, darling, over & over again.

Your dearest husband


Capers, Ellison, 1837-1908, “Letter from Ellison Capers to his wife Lottie, November 8, 1864,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed June 21, 2024, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/514.