Volume 5, Number 9 - Fall 1975



NOV. 30, 1864

Dear Wife:

As I have received a letter from you the 15 inst. I was glad to hear from you and to hear that you was all well. I am sorry to say that I am not well but I hope that I will be well soon. I have been sick some ten or twelve days but I think I am on the mend. I think in a short time I will be well. I hope these lines will find you and the children well. I have nothing strange to write. The boys are out on a scout. But I think they will be in camp in a short time. They have gone up the Arkansas River so I learn, for what purpose I rely do not know.

I received three letters but two was old letters Oct. 30 and the other I do not recollect. I was glad to here from you even if the letters was old. As I got them all at once I will answer them in this. WE have been scouting for the last month but have done no damage yet. Some of our regiment have been up to Fort Smith and Old Price crased (?) a have Fort Smith while our boys was gone.

We learn that Father Price has got the worat whipping he has ever got, his ary is worn out. As there is no news I will conclude. I want you to take care of yourself this cold winter and ("not" is left out) freeze your self in the could (cold).

I remain your loving husband

Linvill Bradley
to Mrs. Martha J. Bradley

(Linville Bradley: Born 7/7/1823 in Tenn. Married Martha Jane Woody, 12/1/1843 Monroe Co. Tenn. Enlisted at Springfield, Mo., August 1862. Private in Co "F" 8th Mo Cav. Hon. Discharge July 1865 at ST. Louis, Mo. Died Oct 18, 1891 at Sparta, Mo., Christian County.


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