Title: Mickler, Jacob E. to his Wife Sallie, July 21, 1864- Camp Milton, Fla. (1 sheet, 2 leaves)
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Title: Mickler, Jacob E. to his Wife Sallie, July 21, 1864- Camp Milton, Fla. (1 sheet, 2 leaves)
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Creator: Mickler, Jacob E.
Publication Date: July 21, 1864
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Subject: Civil War
Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Camp Milton
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Volume ID: VID00002
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Camp Milton, Florida
July 21st 1864

My Darling Wife

I would have written to you sooner but being absent on a Scout towards Broward's Neck
watching the movements of the Enemy prevented me. Immediately after writing by Mr.
Emerson I left this place and returned] here yesterday evening for the first time. I leave
again for Browards Neck Darling six o'clock this morning. I received your letter and Spy
Glass on my return and am truly sorry to hear that my precious little one is not entirely
recovered from her sores. As soon as the new issue arrived at Baldwin Major Scott with
the Cavelry [sic] went in persuit [sic] of the Enemy to give them battle- on our approach
the Enemy fell back and crossed] Trout Creek at the Panama Mills and returned to
Jacksonville. Everything is quiet in the Neck Darling. The Enemy have burnt Callahan
and several small farms in the Neck and have also cut down some fields of corn. I have
Darling quit the torpedo business for a while as I know you are so uneasy about me all
the time. I have now Darling with my own request thirty men under my command, and
will leave here soon. I am not to go way in the Neck, we are to establish a picket line
from Old Mr. Hickginbotham's [Higginbotham's] to Thomas' Swamp. That is on the
King's Road from Jacksonville to Callahan. The duty will be light Darling and the
danger none or very little. I intended to write a long letter today to you Darling but was
notified after I had gone to bed to be in readiness to leave six o'clock I have written to
Lake City about the paper. I have sent Charley [?] home Darling or he will leave here in
a day or two. I expect the fodder will soon be ripe. I had Darling engaged] a small bible
and expect to get it this morning. Mr. Brossin the Chaplin of the 2nd Fla. Cavly. [Florida
Cavalry] has received a box of bibles and promised] me one. I will write to you Darling
in a few days. Remember me Darling to all. Kiss my little one for me. It will be some
time before I see you. I must now stop. Good bye for a few days.

Your Husband
Jacob E. Mickler


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




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