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dc.creatorLove, Samuel B.
dc.date1863-08-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-21T19:47:33Z
dc.date.available2014-07-21T19:47:33Z
dc.date.issued1863-08-07en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu:443/handle/116099117/2080
dc.descriptionBrandon, MS. Speaks of the gloomy situation of the Confederacy. Desertion is becoming a problem for them. General Lee retreated back to VA from PAen_US
dc.formatPDF, 300dpien_US
dc.format.mediumPaperen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relationLove Family Lettersen_US
dc.rightsPrior written permission from TCU Special Collections required to use any photograph.en_US
dc.sourceBox 1, No. 66en_US
dc.subjectCivil Waren_US
dc.titleLetter: Love, Samuel B. to Sister (Tea) & Motheren_US
dc.typeImageen_US
dc.identifier.digitool96639en_US
dc.date.captured2011-04-08en_US
dc.description.transcription[Four pages, front and back, one sheet.] In Camp 12 miles from Brandon August the 7th 1863 Dear Sister There has been an order from Gen. Johnston allowing one man out of every twenty five a furlough to go home or they allow all to go home but those living on the west side of the Miss River.. but they have given furloughs to several of our boys and they are going home at their own risk. They were drawn for and I was not fortunate enough to get one. Tea .. I have but little of news to write except what you have already heard .. Everything looks very gloomy at present though I have a faith in the Justice of our cause that makes me think that we will come out all right yet. There is one thing that causes everything to look more gloomy than the mere success of the enemy it is the disertion from our army. A very large number of our men have diser- ted in the last two months and it is going to make the service a great deal harder on those that are left. The disertion has been princi- ply confined to the States of Miss. Ala. Tenn. & (Page 2) N.C. though there has been more or less of it among all the state troops. Texas has had less than any of the States though there has been several disertions from our Regt. and Whitfields Brigade in the last six weeks. If instead all had stay- and done their duty like men instead of diserting our Subjugation would have been a matter of impossibility for the farther they advance into our country the more men they will have to detach from their main force to protect their communication .. for our cavalry would keep the R.R. torn up all the time if they did not keep very strong guards at all the points and while it would be widening their force it would be concentrating ours. I will simply state that Gen. Lee got the worst of a heavy battle in Pa and has retreated back to Va the extent of his loss is not known here though there is no doubt it is very heavy. Gen. John H Morgan and all his command went into Indiana and burned a great deal of government stores and it is reported with some degree of certainty that they were all captured at least it is genally believed. I do not know whether Cy was with him or not he was with Wheeler the last time I heard from him and I am in hopes that he is with him yet. Tea as I stated at the out set that I have but little to write that would be interesting and my letter will (Page 3) have to be a short one. I might write you a long letter about things that are so trifling that they would not interest you or anyone else. We are lying in camps and are likely to do so for some time yet though it does not agree with me to do so for though I do not get sick I do not feel as well as when we are on the march John is able to be in camps again and I am in hopes he will continue so I have more hopes of him now than I have had in 8 or 9 months. Joe.. Tom.. Pete and all the other Limestone boys are in tolerably good health. Tea.. I want you to write me how everything is getting along in the country generally and send it by some one of those that are furloughed I will try to get Lt. McAnn to come by Fathers as he is going home. There is one thing I had like to have forgot. You stated in your last letter that you had heard of something that I had been guilty of "Some misconduct that was disgraceful I would like to know what it is for I am not aware of anything that I have done that would have disgraced me at hom even. I would also like to know who was the kind informant. Whoever it was was better informed than I was for I was not aware of it. There are a few men in our ranks that will do almost anything and they at times become almost a disgrace to the Regt. (Page 4) For myself I have endevored to do nothing that I would be ashmed of here after. Tea give my Love to Nannie and tell her that I would be glad to receive a few lines from her. Give my Love to Mollie Serena and Lou. The reason I do not write to any of them is because I have written several times since receiving any word from them. I will expect a letter from Mollie and Serena when the boys come back. Give my Love to all the family and rela- tions and tell Fannie to write to me for I have not forgotten her and I want her to consider my letters as much to her as any one of the family I will now have to close by sending my love to you and all the others of the relatives and friend Your brother Sam.. P.S. To Mother Pete rode in to the country and bought some of the finest peper I ever saw in my life. The pods are as large as a Teacup and I send you some in Teas letter [below, written in pencil; the above is in ink] If you think you can send us clothing this winter let us know. As we will not buy if you attempt to send us some. Write by the bearer. S.B.L. pr A A L


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    The Love brothers - Cyrus, Samuel, James and John - fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War. The collection contains letters written by the family during the war.

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