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Anderson, J. Patton to Etta A. Anderson – May 3, 1864 – In Camp

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Anderson, J. Patton to Etta A. Anderson – May 3, 1864 – In Camp
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Anderson, J. Patton
Baker, Christopher A. ( Transcriber )
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Civil War
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North America
North America -- United States of America -- Florida
North America -- United States of America -- Tennessee
North America -- United States of America

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University of Florida
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In Camp May 3rd 1864


Dear Et,
Yours of the 29th only reached me last night. I think you wrote on the 30th, the
anniversary of marriage, and that I will get it tonight, but not in time to reply by return
train.
I am truly rejoiced to hear that you are all up once more. I devoutly pray that you
may continue so. I have nothing to write, more than what I said in my letter of yesterday.
If I were to write everyday and a quire at a time, I would fail to tell you how much I love
you.
Col. Beard was very unpleasantly situated in the Army of Tenn. Genl. Bragg had
placed his junior over him and Genl. Johnston mere continued him in position because he
did not know of what else to do with him. He is a true patriot & a man of excellent
qualities in many respects, with some foibles. Under these circumstances, I wrote him &
told him if he would apply for & obtain a transfer to my command it would be agreeable
to me. He has applied & writes to me that it will be granted, so I look for him soon. I
have never applied to be sent away from Florida. I am surprised that you would believe
such a story. You know my doctrine is not to apply for anything.
Many kisses for the boys Willie, The, & Pat and also for Bessie. I am glad to hear
that they are well & hope they will not be sick again. Love to Mollie & her sweet girls.
Also to Aunt. Remembrances to the servants.
A bushel of kisses & worlds of love for yourself from

Your
Patton


Transcribed by Christopher A. Baker, University of Florida, 2008.




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In Camp May 3rd 1864 Dear Et, Yours of the 29th only reached me last night. I think you wrote on the 30th, the anniversary of marriage, and that I will get it tonight, but not in time to reply by return train. I am truly rejoiced to hear that you are all up once more. I devoutly pray that you may continue so. I have nothing to write, more than what I said in my letter of yesterday. If I were to write everyday and a quire at a time, I would fail to tell you how much I love you. Col. Beard was very unpleas antly situated in the Army of Tenn. Genl. Bragg had placed his junior over him and Genl. Johnston mere continued him in position because he did not know of what else to do with him. He is a true patriot & a man of excellent qualities in many respects, with some foibles. Under these circumstances, I wrote him & told him if he would apply for & obtain a transfer to my command it would be agreeable to me. He has applied & writes to me that it will be granted, so I look for him soon. I have never applied to be sent away from Florida. I am surprised that you would believe such a story. You know my doctrine is not to apply for anything Many kisses for the boys Willie, The, & Pat and also for Bessie. I am glad to hear that they are well & hope they will not be sick again. Love to Mollie & her sweet girls. Also to Aunt. Remembrances to the servants. A bushel of kisses & worlds of love for yourself from Your Patton Transcribed by Christopher A. Baker, University of Florida, 2008.