you, through which you may occationally hear from me.
Write to me often even though your letters are not answered. As I told father in my last, 4 I will try and have you hear from me twice a month if I have to write after midnight.
I told Julia she might go to Covington and board whilst I am away but I dont know but she had better stay where she is. 5 The people of Galena have always shown the greatest friendship for me and I would prefer keeping my home there. I would like very much though if you would go and stay with Julia.
If I get a uniform, and get where I can have my Dagueareo‐ type taken your wish in that respect shall be gratified.
Head Quarters, Ironton Mo.|
August 13th 1861|
|CAPT. J. C. KELTON|
|ASST. ADJ. GEN. U. S. A.|
|ST. Louis, Mo|
I have reliable evidence that about 3000 troops, 1 mostly mounted, but badly armed, stayed nearFredericktown last night and expressed the intention of moving to-day towards Farmington, 2 with the intention of coming in and destroying the railroad. At the same time it is very reliable that