Wednesday, January 23, 2013

1863 January 10 Fort Gaines

                        Fort Gains.   Jay 10th 1863                      
My Dear Wife.
                        Since I wrote you yesterday
nothing of any interest worthy of special
mention has transpired – I send you by Mr
Rhodes some Cabbage and Beet seed   also
a letter to Lieut Olivier which I trust you
have sent him – I wrote to him to Telegraph
me when he was going to leave for
the Army so that I might see him
before he left – I send by “Willis”
Mail  Nice Glasses which I found
down here.  All of the Georgia
Negros who have been at work
here will be sent home to night
Those from Alabama will be retained
untill the work is Completed which
will be two or three weeks.  I have been
expecting a letter from you for a day
or two past but have not received it as
yet –
                        Your affectionate Husband
                                               W. H. Locke

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

William H. Locke of the Eufaula Minutemen and later the 7th Alabama Cavalry

MSS 13485

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