June 30th 1863
I once more take my pen in hand to drop you a few lines which leaves me in tolerable health hoping this may reach your hand and find you all well & doing well,
Well Sarah I have nothing of mutch importance to write this morning.
We left Shelbyville last Saturday moring & reached hear yesterday monring tho tha stopped in about 4 miles of this place on Sunday & formed a line of battle & then moved out hear yesterday morning.
the Yankee Calvary dashed in Shelbyville & suppose about 1 hour by [?] Saturday and fired on our Cavalry killing and wounding several & several of our Cavalry in crossing the river near Shelbyville were drawn
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Well Sarah I will look for another letter from you tomorrow or next day
I received your kind letter of the 12th inst. & wrote an answer soon after I got it.
I am in hopes we will get letters from each other every week if we can write that often.
Letters come here from Pontotoc some times in [?] days. Sometimes [our letters pass on the way?]
So I shall look for a letter from you every 10 days anyhow.
I have got 4 since Dave got back.
My Dear I have sent you 2 sheets of paper in 2 different letters & I expect to send you another sheet or 2 in this & a invelope if I donít forget it.
I will now bring my letter to a close.
H.M. & M.G. Rodgers said for you to tell their folks to write to them oftener.
tha have rote 4 or 5 letters since tha have received one from home.
tha are both well.
Martin, Simpson Elzey. J. [?] & E.D. Sanders is tolerable well.
Old man Stanford is tolerable well also.
I will close my letter by subscribing my name as your loving husband till death
J.E. Hudson to S.J. Hudson
Kiss the little children for me.
Note: It appears that the transcriber of this letter corrected some spelling and punctionation.
John Elkaney Hudson's Civil War Letters