Opelika Alabama
Mary my wife November the 5th 1864
I again have a chance to send this to Granada
by mr J. M. Bishop a member of this company who has a 30 day
furlow to return home for the purpose of getting supplies for
his family this also leaves me well and still at Opelika we have
tolerable comfortable quarters we have also had some quite cool
weather try and get Shoes and Clothing to keep your children
comfortable this winter we may expect some verry cold weath[cut off]
this winter as I have before said I can not tell when Ii can
be at home but rest assured that as soon as I can I will com[cut off]
several have applied for furlows and have failed I dont much
expect to git home untill some terms of peace is made although
we are fare apart the same God is presant with us Both since
I have been here I have had a chance and have been to preaching
several times I have drawn me a verry nice Bible which the
goverment furnish to all the company that wants one
we draw nearly every thing for our comfort and con-
venience from the goverment I have not drawed any money [1]

  1. Rest of letter missing
November 5, 1864


McLendon’s Battery, Mississippi Light Artillery
Residence (County): 
De Soto County, MS


Residence (County): 
De Soto County, MS


From State: 
From Municipality: 


To State: 
To Municipality: 
To County: 
De Soto

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