Calendar
Jan January
Feb February
Mar March
Apr April
May May
Jun June
Jul July
Aug August
Sep September
Oct October
Nov November
Dec December

In Their Own Words

April 11, 1864

Civil War Soldier Missed Wife Very Badly

A Georgia soldier in Tennessee wrote to his wife, telling her how much he missed her.

“…Oh that peace, happy peace could be once more granted us so that I could once more embrace my dearest wife. Oh, Molly I love you so much and yet I am not allowed to see you nor even kiss thy cheeks, oh, if I would just kiss you again it would so me so much good. I can’t see how I ever did leave you when I was at home but God who has guarded us all the time I reckon guarded me in that also. I must bid you kiss the little children for and bid you an affectionate ado. …”

Source: Ronald H. Moseley (ed.), The Stilwell Letters: A Georgian in Longstreet’s Corps. Army of Northern Virginia (Macon: Mercer University Press, 2002), pp. 248-249.