Millikins Bend La. 9th Vols. A.D.
May 18th 1863
Well Sis I received a letter from you at Last. Yesterday I
received one from you and one from Sister Fanny at St Louis it is
a letter full of humility and affection. She had the verses
published which I sent to her and sent me back a copy cut out of
a paper. I have preserved it an her letter carefully and will
send them to you when the Mail is more regular. Did you get
Fanny's letter and my answer to it which I sent her? I sent them
both to you. Write to her or get Sake to write.
I am well and hearty. We have about 250 men recruited for the 9th
Regt. your letter was dated April 23 Fanny's was the 27th.
Direct to "Mrs. Fanny Brunner Brunner House, St. Louis Mo." The
weather is quite warm but not very oppressive. It is clear and
dry and if I have my health I will get along finely I am now
commanding the company.