Title: Mickler, Jacob E. to his Wife Sallie, July 29, 1862- Chattanooga, Tenn. (1 sheet, 3 leaves)
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Title: Mickler, Jacob E. to his Wife Sallie, July 29, 1862- Chattanooga, Tenn. (1 sheet, 3 leaves)
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Creator: Mickler, Jacob E.
Publication Date: July 29, 1862
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Subject: Civil War
Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Tennessee -- Chattanooga
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Chattanooga Tennessee
July 29th 1862

My DarlingWife,

I wrote a few lines to you while at Atlanta, Georgia. I hope Darling you have received it.
You can answer this letter my Darling and direct your letters to me the same as you used
to do with the exception of Mobile, Ala. [Alabama] put Chattanooga, Tennessee. We
arrived here safe the next morning after we left Atlanta. We have around in this vicinity
some thirty or forty thousand troops Darling and they continue to pour in daily by
thousands. I presume Darling we will invade thier [their] country. I hope so.

Chattanooga is a small place and is the junction of several important rail roads- it is
situated on the Tennessee river in the midts [midst] of the Cumberland Mountains. Our
Regiment is encamped about two miles from Chattanooga at the foot of Mount Lookout.
You can Darling from Mount Lookout see 4 different states- namely North Carolina,
Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. It is Darling the highest mountain in the south. We
can also see Darling General Beaul's [General Don Carlos Buell's] army (Federals)
which is encamped about twenty miles from here- From all accounts we will soon make
him leave this country Darling. There is several of our Florida Regiments encamped
around here. I prefer this kind of service better Darling than I did while in Mobile the
men are in better spirits at the idea of invading there [sic]country. I hope this will soon
close this War I think it will. Yesterday our picketts [sic] brought in some six or Eight
Yankees. They were skinning a sheep which they had just Shot when they were
surprised [sic] and captured. I will while here write to you often Darling. I do not know
what moment we will be ordered to march forward and then Darling I cannot write often-
you must not be uneasy Darling as I will be careful [sic] of myself. I hope Darling you
will receive the Box this time. I would have sent you Darling some stockings and a pair
of Gloves but I had not time to purchase them in Montgomery. I cannot get them here as
everybody except soldiers has left the country. The Villiages [sic] and farms looks so
desolate. The Yankees some months ago attacked this place but was repulsed. Your
Uncles Darling is well and wishes to be remembered to you all. My regards to all
enquiring friends. Kiss all for me. Do not be uneasy My Darling. I will write to you in a
few days. Good bye my Darling.

Your husband
Jacob E. Mickler

Write to me here.


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




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