Bvt. 2nd Lt. Norman Elting, USMA 1843, was with the 6th Inf. Both
Elting and Dent were stationed at Fort Towson, Indian Territory, six miles
north of the Red River.
Fanny Morrison, the daughter of Capt. Pitcairn Morrison, was married
to 2nd Lt. Thaddeus Higgins, mentioned above, in 1845.
Lt. Col. John Garland of Va., Capt. Gouverneur Morris of N. Y., and
Capt. Pitcairn Morrison of N. Y., were officers of the 4th Inf. Bvt. Capt. Philip
Nordbourne Barbour of Ky., USMA 1834, was with the 3rd Inf.
Julia Dent and her sister Ellen.
Bvt. 2nd Lt. Charles Edward Jarvis of Me., USMA 1843.
The wife of 2nd Lt. Theodoric Henry Porter of the 4th Inf.
To Julia Dent
Camp Necessity La.
Grand Ecore & Texas Road
Aug. 31st 1844
MY DEAR JULIA
Your two letters of July and August have just been recieved
and read you can scarsely immagine with how much pleasure.
I have waited so long for an answer to my three letters (I have
written you three times Julia one of them you probably had not
time to get when you wrote yours) that I began to dispare of
ever recieving a line from you; but it come at last and how
agreeable the surprise! Take example in punctuality by me Julia,
I have rec'd your letters only to day and now I am answering
them. But I can forgive you since the tone of your last letter, the
one in pencil, is so conclusive of constancy. I am sorry to hear
that Mrs. Dent thinks there is nothing serious in our engagement with me nothing is more serious or half as pleasant to
think of—Since the arrival of your letters I have read them over
and over again and will continue to do so until another comes.
I have not been into Camp Salubrity yet to deliver to Mr. Hazlitt
verbally the messages you sent him, but I wrote him a note this
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Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: 1837-1861.
Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor.
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press.
Place of publication: Carbondale, IL.
Publication year: 1967.
Page number: 33.
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