Joseph Rutherford to [Hannah Rutherford]

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3d Div 6th Corps Hospital1865My dear Wife,

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Why dont you write to me? I have not received a letter from you for nearly a month I dont understand. I cant but think you write but I dont receive your letters. Helens letters come all night.

I do not hear any thing from Gove Smith yet, dont know as I shall. Chandler may have his usual influence with him.

It is raining like big guns here and there is need enough to satisfy the most fastidious.

I have been having a

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troublesome diarrhea for a few days and to day I have had the jolly gripes prety severe, but am feeling very well now

I send you our Corps badge The blue is the 3d Div color Give my love to the children and much love to your-self. I would write more but I am very low spirited to day, and do not feel much like doing anything

God bless you all

Your affectionate
husbandJ.C. Rutherford