November 5, 1863

Hd Qtrs 1st Maine Batter, In the field near Vermillion

Dear Friend

I received a letter from home yesterday and was very much surprised and pained to learn that you had not received any letters from me since I left home.

I wrote Emma as soon as I arrived in Baton Rouge and to you as soon as I received your letter and now been expecting to hear from you in reply by every mail.

I cannot see why there should be any difficulty in having the mails go properly and safely. I know you must have thought it very strange that I did not write, but that fault was not mine.

It seems they have not received more than one out of five of my letters that I have sent home for I have written nearly every week and at the date of this last letter they had not received but three. […]

John S. Snow to a member of the Hubbard Family [Hubbard Family Papers]


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