Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey
I receive yr letters every day, so I always have something good, however much bad may come. Cant write much of a letter as I am rather tired - have been over to Va. to day in command of an escort for an engineer on a reconnoitring tour. It has been a delightful day & we had a good time We were about an hour too late to catch the rebel cavalry or be caught by them-
Butler’s victory causes much joy in camp.
I have been promoted again to be Lieut Col. & am acting as such. Have a splendid tent. Shall purchase a horse to-morrow. Seaver is Major - Crain Q.M. Floyd 1st Lt. & Provost Marshall of the Brigade. Bennett, my orderly Sergt. is Capt. Pingree is Capt of Sever’s Co. There is a great row in the reg’t occasioned by jumping inferior officers over superiors. Sever was jumped over some Capts, & they have tendered their resignation. About every officer in the reg’t has been to me & congratulated me & said they would vote
for me every time had they the chance, & assured me that it was not in the least on my account that they are provoked. Crain is mad with me because he thinks that I must have been the cause some way why he was not made Capt. I recommended him in the highest terms to Genl. Smith & told him distinctly I wanted Crain for Capt if I was to leave, but he said Crain must be Q.M. You will here all manner of reports fr us now probably for the present
but be sure to say nothing fr me about any trouble or that I ever mentioned it. I’m tired.
Good night my love Do you remember all I would have you?
Your devoted husbandW. G. Veazey