Title: Mickler, Jacob E. to his Wife Sallie, October 28, 1864- Newport, Fla. (1 sheet, 1 leaf)
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Title: Mickler, Jacob E. to his Wife Sallie, October 28, 1864- Newport, Fla. (1 sheet, 1 leaf)
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Creator: Mickler, Jacob E.
Publication Date: October 28, 1864
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Subject: Civil War
Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Newport
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Newport, Florida Oct. 28th [18]64


My Darling Wife,

I received a letter from Ruffee today dated Oct. 25th. I rejoice Darling to hear that you
are improving although I expect it is very [sic] slowly. And am also delighted to hear
that my Darling little Emma has escaped her fever. I have Darling been so uneasy about
you and Emma. Today makes five days since I have left you and it is the first I have
heard. I have received Capt. Buckman's [Captain Thomas Ellwood Buckman's] letter
today inclosed [sic] in Ruffee's to me. It is likely Darling I shall go to Tallahassee
tomorrow to see Genl. Miller [General William Miller] in regard to Capt. Buckman's
letter. I know Darling the torpedo business is the most dangerous- nevertheless it
affords me more opportunities of seeing you my Darling One. The boat I intend to take
charge of is not completed and it is not likely it will be done before the last of next week.
I wish Darling I had remained at home several days longer while there as I am here now
idle and have been so ever since my arrival. I sent word to Dr. Pope Darling on my way
here that I have to decline selling my horse as he did not come here the time appointed. I
have not been sick Darling since I wrote my last letter to you. My sickness was caused I
believe from my cold which is a great deal better now. I will not answer Ruffee's letters
Darling as I know they are written for you. Remember me Darling to all at home. I am
sorry to hear about Bob not working in the wagon. If I am not much mistaken Darling
before long you will hear of the Yankees capturing some more fishermen there are very
much exposed. If Genl. Miller orders me on that special service you will soon see me
again at home. I hope he will. Good bye my Darling may you and Emma continue to
improve in health is the wishes of your absent Husband.

Jacob E. Mickler


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




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