Nashville Tenn Dec[ember] 27 1864
I have not received a letter from you for about three weeks. I can not
understand why it is. I have no doubt you write and the only way I can
account for it is by the road being destroyed between here and Louisville,
but then that only remains so for a few days.
The road has been out for most a week this time, but the first train
North will go tomorrow morning and I go in it to Cincinnati to draw
money by draft for Capt[ain] Crilly. It is the nice sum of $927,000.00.
I will have an iron safe to place it in, and a guard and special Car
on my return. When I arrive at Cincinnati I will write and send you
that money for RR Stock. About four weeks ago I wrote to Mary about
something important to be attended to. I have never recd [received]
any word in regard to it. Will you please find out if she attended to
what I requested her to, and let me know. Christmas passed off quietly
and rainingly. [sic] My love and a Merry New Year to all.
P.S. Tell me what kind of Holidays they had in Harrisb[ur]g. Some of
the mail trains were burned and I suppose some of your letters on the
road down here. Send my slippers by Rock Smith also hair grease in my
I have not heard from home since long before the Battle and you must
tell me what you think of my war correspondence.