be I shall continue it if it is but a line. I am now probably done shifting commands so often, this being the fourth in as many weeks.
Your suspicions as to my being neglected are entirely unfounded for I know it was the intention to give me a Brigade if I had not been promoted. Application would have been made to have me assigned, arbitrarily, as senior Colonel from Ill. for the purpose.
I want to hear from you or Mary often. I sent you the Daily Democrat thinking that would keep you better posted in this section than I could do and being a cheap correspondent.
I wrote to you that I would like to have Mary go out to Galena and stay some time. I do not want Julia to leaveGalena being anxious to retain my residence after the many kindnesses received from the people there.
I only arrived at this place last night and can not tell you much about things here. The people however are generally reported to be secessionests.
Cape Girardeau Mo.|
August 31st 1861|
Almost evry time I write it is from a new place. I arrived here last evening, looked through the different camps and assumed