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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

April 27, 1863

Love Letter with Battle Brewing

With a major battle brewing around him, one Georgia soldier took time to write a love letter to his wife.

“…Your love is a plant that I most carefully nourish. I delight to see its tendrils entwine around me and I know they cannot bind me too tightly, and most gladly do I yield myself to their embrace. Your love ennobles me and your admiration I strive to gain. My dear we have postponed writing our love epistles until after marriage and after we have one son. Our correspondence is more in the style of lovers than that of matrimony. But to me it has this advantage. We now know that our words have a deep meaning and that they are now free from any pretension. … I am weary of war and long for a place of repose and a quiet time of sympathizing rest.” Source: Milo Grow’s Letters from the Civil War