Letter from George Wallace Cummins to David Cummins - 23 MAR 1864

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Letter from George Wallace Cummins to David Cummins - 23 MAR 1864

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Letter written by George Wallace Cummins to his brother David Cummins on 23 MAR 1864 when George was in Nashville, Tenn.

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George Wallace Cummins

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23 MAR 1864

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Nashville Tenn
David Cummins Esq March 23rd 64
Shelby

Dear Brother
We are again in the land of Dixey. We arrived here last night from Lousiville. There is nothing else but soldiers. Been some eight thousand waiting for transportation to Chattanooga. We have just received orders for all troops in the city to march to the frount as soon as possible. We start tomorrow for Knoxville. It is a big thing but I can see it—300 miles makes a nice march for recruits as for myself I would rather march than fight. I send you by express this morning one hundred and thirty dollars (130.00) wich hope will reach you all right. We received at Louisville two months pay. Could sent more but sent it out with the boys. We have been having gay times since we all got together. By the way I saw a friend of yours at Cincinnati—(?) Remember me to all my friends. Tell mama I send her a kiss. My love to all.
Ever your brother
GW Cummins

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George Wallace Cummins, “Letter from George Wallace Cummins to David Cummins - 23 MAR 1864,” The Sherman Room Archives, accessed May 26, 2024, https://shermanroom.omeka.net/items/show/220.