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dc.creatorLove, Cyrus W.
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-11T15:00:05Z
dc.date.available2015-05-11T15:00:05Z
dc.date.issuedn.d.
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/8299
dc.descriptionFragment - end of a letter. Discusses rampant disease in camps, Crittenden's move to South Carrollton, Ky (January 1862), Crittenden's & Zollicoffer's defeat (early January 1862). Says he wrote about Forrest's cavalry forces in previous letter. Letter to the Karners dated January 22, 1862 mentions Forrest.
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dc.languageen_US
dc.relationLove Family Letters (MS 001)
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dc.sourceBox 001, Unnumbered
dc.subjectCivil War
dc.titleLetter: Love, Cyrus W. to Unknown (possibly John & Bettie Karner)
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dc.description.transcription(Two pages, continuous. One sheet) There are none of the Regmt dying at this time I think and none have died in the last eight or ten days the Regmt has suffered severe loss of numbers but we have not suffered as much as a Kentucky Battalion at this place they have lost as I learn one hundred & the rise since they came here out of about five hundred. Some of the Mississippi Regmts have lost none in proportion to numbers than we have and the people who live here have been dything of the same diseases. Our Adjutant has been to Boling Green Nashville & Clarksville. he says there is no prospect of a fight at Boling G. that he learned of. While at Nashville a telegraphic dispatch came from N.O. to the effect that England had recognized the Southern Confederacy and that it was generally believed at that place. The movement of Crittnedens forces was not to come immediately to this place as was thought for a while: they went to a place (South Carrolton) on Gr[een] River and were there the last that was known of them what their design is can hardly be conjectured but we will be able to meet and whip them let them come which wa[…..]ty may I think. There are about 25,000 of the enemys forces in near Fort Henry on the Tennessee River who I think have put themselves in a rather close place if they could only know it We have a report here that Price in Missouri has whipped and captured a force of S 10,000 of the enemy and it is believed but may not be true: there is also a report that a battle has been fought and won by the Confederates on the Potomac but this is not believed There are but six of our company now at Clarksville and but two in the Hospital at this place. Robt. Williams is in bad health and has been for some time – he has decreased in flesh very much – has been sick a long time – nearly ever since we came here. he does not take as good care of himself as he should and unless some change takes place I doubt if he will ever get well Most of the boys of our company are in camp and but few who are not getting better but there are not more than eight or ten able to do military duty and none of them much more than able There are considerable fortifications being made at Clarksville and Nashville. (Page 2) The people of the latter place are said to be very much afraid the enemy will get as far down as that place but their fears are I think entirely groundless. After Crittendens and Zollicoffers defeat Crittenden conducted the retreat of his forces across Cumberland River and has made a stand in about nineteen miles of the place where the fight took place with the determination to fight them again he having received reinforcements will no doubt whip them if they engage in battle. There will no doubt be some hard fighting as soon as the weather is suitable for infantry and artillery to move. the weather at this time is very bad and changes oftener than it does in Texas it has been raining all day and has sleeted some tonight it is sleeting and raining together at this time about ten Oclock I wrote in my last letter to you that Forest’s Cavalry forces had been out. there is a man with Forest’s forces who fights on his own hook. When Forrest returned he left this man to watch the movements of the enemy. he took it into his head to try to kill some of the enemys pickets at a bridge near where they are now staying – hiched his horse about three miles from the bridge and went to it found three of them there killed two of them broke one of their guns – took the other and came in a day or two ago – Some other independent men are doing similar acts What I have written is not of much importance as you will no doubt have heard the most of it before this reaches you Burgess is well and doing well he sends his respects to all Yours fraternally C.W. Love


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  • Love Family Letters [84]
    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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