Title: Mickler, Sallie to her Husband Jacob E., June 6, 1862- Taylor Farm, Suwannee Co., Fla. (1 sheet, 4 leaves)
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Title: Mickler, Sallie to her Husband Jacob E., June 6, 1862- Taylor Farm, Suwannee Co., Fla. (1 sheet, 4 leaves)
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Creator: Mickler, Sallie
Publication Date: June 6, 1862
Subject: Civil War
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Taylor Farm, S[u]wannee Co.
June 6th, 1862

My darling Husband,

I cannot express my gladness when I get a letter from you, and especial[l]y when you tell
me that I can write to you. I know that you must be anxious to hear from your Dolly. I
have written three letters to you before this. I hope dar[l]ing that you will get them.
Uncle Robert arrived here on the 4th of the month, how glad we all were, and how
surprised too. I did not expect him yet. I was so glad to see him, because he could tell
me all about you. I received [sic] a letter from you my darling by him. I cannot tell you
how glad I were, your letters is my only comfort now, how can I bet happy away from
you darling. I say bless those Yankee[s] who cause this unholy war, how long darling are
we to be separated [sic] from each other? I would be willing darling, as I told you in my
last letter, to live on corn bread and Bacon, the remainder of my life if we could only be
together, if this war would only end. My prec[i]ous one don't be so sad. Uncle Robert
tells me how sad you are all the time, and how much you speak of me and home. Cheer
up my own Sweet one, think of the happy day that is a coming for us, and won't it be
happy news to both of us when we hear the war is at an end, just to think that ought to
cheer us. I received your very dear letter dated the 28th and 29th of May, yesterday
afternoon. I was so very anxious to get it, for Uncle Robert told us that you had received
orders to go to Corrinth [Corinth]. I am so glad that that order has been countermanded,
for I have such a dread of that place, but it is just as bad where you are going for there is
so much sickness there. I will be so anxious to hear from you now knowing that you
were sick when you write, and that you were ordered to Pensacola, or down to Mobile
Bay, and expecting to get in a fight, how anxious I am to hear from you now. My darling
how sad it makes me to know that you are sick away off there and know [sic] one to wait
one you, how I wish that I could be with you. I know that you have missed me so much,
you tell one the day that the day that [sic] you were writing, that you had not touched]
any thing to eate [sic] since the day before. I do with I could have been with you that day
I could of made so many little things for you to eate that I know that you would of
relished, and what a pleasure it would of been to me to wait on you darling, to bathe
your] head and sit and talk or read to you, how lonesome and sad you must have been. I
can imagine that I can see you siting [sic] on your bed writing on your trunk and laying
down every now and then, to know that my husband is sick so far away from home and
no one to wait on him, and sit with him, makes me so sad. I [know] you must have been
sick for you to give up and lay down all day. Darling you say that you missed me so
much. I know you did, this is the first time that you have been sick away from me since
we were married, and I know that you missed me, do darling if you are attached [attacked]
again with the fever and cannot get home, go to some private family and board, as you
said you would, and darling send for me if you are sick and can't come home I want to go
to you. Father says that if you are sick and want to come home he will go after you, do
my pet write to me soon and let me know how you are. I am so anxious about you, you
wrote a few lines the 29th and said that the order that came to you to go either Pensacola
or the Bay had made you well. I fear that you have gone to duty when you are not able
to, do my darling be careful [sic] for my sake. My darling have you heard of the fight

that has taken place in or near Richmond? We have not heard the particulars of the fight
only that the Florida Regt. [Regiment] was in it and that they were dreadful[l]y cut up
there were four Hundred and twenty of it were in the engagement and that two hundred
and two were killed. I dread to hear from there, I am so afraid [sic] that George is killed,
as his company was engaged in it. Charlie Flag has just been elected Capt. [Captain] of
Danial's company and he was killed in the fight, he was the one that wrote to Maggie
about Antonio's death. I dought [doubt] now if we ever hear the particulars of Antonio's
death now since Charlie Flag is killed, for I believe that he was the only one of the
company that was with him when he died, darling I wanted so much to go in mourning
for our dear brother Antonio, but neither Maggie or myself can get a peace [sic] of black
in Lake City so we cannot go in black. I regret it so much. I hope that you will get my
letter for I have told you all about Antonio's death, darling what sad news it will be to
you when you hear it, but you must not grieve, it is God's will, he dose [sic] all things for
the best, we must submit to his will, how sad it will be to our Mother in St. Augustine, it
will be so long before she hears it. I believe Ramond Canova is going to move his family
out this way somewhere. I am so glad, Maggie got a letter for Leets yesterday, they were
all well and send a great deal of love to you. Leets says that she is so much oblige[d] to
you for the 10$ ten dollars you sent her. Darling you don't know how lonesome and sad
it is out here, but I expect it is just as bad with you. I will not say that you do not know,
but can judge us by your own dear self. Uncle Robert tells me how sad you are and how
much you talk of of [sic] me. I know you must, how I wish that I could take a peep at
you sometimes in your tent. I dreamed of you my pet last night that you were with me,
and we were so happy we were, and then I dreamed that you were in Corrinth or
somewhere out that way, and that you telegraphed something to me, and I was in a great
deal of trouble because I could not find out what it was. When I awoke and found it was
a dream, I laid and thought of you for a long time. I cannot tell you the thoughts that
would come and go, so many of them. I would wonder al[l] sorts of things about you, my
own darling and wishing mysels [myself] with you. I am so anxious as I see in a paper of
the 3rd instant, stating that they were then fighting at Pensacola. I am anxious and then at
the same time I dread to hear, but darling good or bad news lett [sic] it come as soon as
possible, don't keep me in suspense. I am living in hopes if I die in dispare [sic]. My
darling we have been separated so much since we were married, you were so fond of
going surveying, always but I tell you my pet that no more surveying for you after this
war, I am going to keep you all the time with me after this war, if you survive which I
pray God you may, and where you go then I am going too. We have been away from
each other enough. Those woord [words] you told me the morning or after noon at least
that you left me, never will I forget. I think of them so often and darling the expression
of your face, I regreted [sic] so much that you did not have your likeness taken to send by
Uncle Robert, but do darling try and get it and send it by mail. I want it so much. Give
Uncle William and Uncle John[n]y my love. I wrote to Uncle John[n]y in your last letter
that Uncle William that I will write to him soon, tell them both to write to me. Mother,
Father, and all send their love to you, and my uncles. Sister is now at Mrs. Thomson's
she has not seen Uncle Robert, he is going to stay with us until [sic] Monday the 9th of
June, little Freddie send[s] a kiss to you. Uncle Robert sends his love to you, he felt so
bad in Columbus, Georgia he had to stay there three days, he came by the way of
Savannah. How glad I am my darling to know that you say that little prayer, do you ever

read my bible darling if you do not, remember that your Dolly put it in your trunk for you
to read, and do you say your prayers as you use[d] to every Sunday night with me, do
darling when you write tell me all about yourself write long letters to your] Dolly. I am
so anxious always to hear from you. I hope that you will get my letters soon. I will
write often to you while I can. I hope my darling that when you get this you will be well,
a great deal of love to you

Darling from your own Devoted Wife.
Sallie A. Mickler

God guide, guard, and protect you from harm and bring you back to your Dolly Safe.

Transcribed by Nicole J. Milano, University of Florida, 2009

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