Ellen Sherman Letter to Her Husband, Gen. Sherman, Regarding the Capture of Atlanta

 

Sherman Documents

Sherman Documents

September 22, 1864

 

Cincinnati Ohio.,
September 22, 1864

It seems as if I were never to have another letter from you dearest Cump. I left home on Tuesday after waiting anxiously for letters but flattered myself one would be forwarded by today. I have been on my feet so much going about the City that I am greatly fatigued and scarce able to write and would not attempt to do so were it not that I fear you would be uneasy if you do not hear from me constantly. I am staying at Mr Slevin’s and have Elly & Rachel with me. I brought all the pictures I have of Willy and I am going to take them and take Rachel in the morning to Beard’s Studio when he will see if he can likely make a good picture of Willy Getting the lines and dimensions from the picture and the hair eyes & complexion from Rachel I think he can. I have been to See the monument which is not yet completed. Tomorrow I will write you about it -

I am overwhelmed with compliments as the wife of Gen’l Sherman. Give my love to dear Charley. Tommy was opposed to coming here with me as the grapes were to be gathered this week.

Ever faithfully

Ellen -

 

From the Sherman Family Papers Housed at the Notre Dame University Archives

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