Letter and envelope from
John in Knoxville to Thomas J. Batchelor in Denfield, N. H., 1863 October 29
Knoxville, Tenn. Oct. 29, 1863
Darling friends at home I must attend to you at once for I know you must be anxious about me it has been so long since I wrote but I could not help it for I have just got here & rejoined the rgt. It was hard for us marching so far but we got along very well indeed. We came with the teams to within 10 miles of Cumberland Gap, when they got along so slow we got tired of them & came on. Went to Morristown & came down in the cars as we found we could not overtake the rgt. by marching. Got here about the same time as they did as we saved marching 20 miles by the way we went. The Ambulance train is at Loudon I suppose & I guess we shall go there in a few days. I got your letters Oct. 16th Sept. 9th last night and have some more in Lieut.'s valiese [sic] which Ill get when the teams come up. Am much obliged for the particulars I like just such. I am ashaimed [sic] for you in asking if I am afraid of my father's cheating me. All I asked for was to find out if I had ever sent any in letters. I often thot [sic] of it and had forgotten whether I did or not. I said I sent $15 by Batchelor from Camp Chase & not by a man by the name of Chase aren't you a little dull Sis? All I sent home belongs to you all if you want any, any time I want you to use it. I sent $15.00 from Camp Nelson about the 14th of this month have you rec'd it yet. I did not need it. Chas. would not let me buy a thing but gave me anything I wanted. My boots are too small and I had to get a pr. of shoes. Sall have to sell them they sell not near so good boots as mine $12.00 & that is what I ask for mine. Shall draw a pr. if I can. Some of the boys drew them at Lundon [sic] dont know as we can here. I wrote you a letter & sent from Lundon [sic] about the 20th I guess. But I must close. For I must write to Chas. Miller soon direct as usual. I am first rate will write again soon. John
- 1863 October 29
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