Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey
Suppose you have heard that we have had our Genl stolen. He was taken Sunday
night straight out of bed. It was the best raid of all, & about such as I
have been expecting. There was nothing in the way of it. The Brigade is all down
here 3 miles from his quarters and no troops there at all, & the picket line
in places very imperfect so that it was a distinct irritation for them to come
in, & they seldom refuse such. Every man feels dreadfully about it. They are
afraid that we may be blamed by those that dont know how we are sit- uated. Col.
Blunt has the command again now, which of course is a little gauling to me. Yet
Blunt is a very good fellow & officer. We have stormy weather about all the
time. It snows to-day. It is a regular N. Hamp. Election day
Wish I were in N.H to-day, not on account of the election however. Dont think my love that it would be so pleasant to muster you out as in. I shall be at home in season for the latter again. Shall you be ready for a reenlistment? How are all the folks at home? How does Mother feel, now a days? How is Lutes courtship & Alfred’s. Is he going to get married soon? And above all how is my own little wife? I should like to spend a day with you. Reckon I might as well have been with you all the while if it is going to rain for the 9 months. Our time half out. I shall be completely out of this service when this regt is through, & without the hope of getting back again, except as a private. Can I come as such? It is has been quite a long time since I have heard from you. Guess you & the other twin are flirting are’nt you. Do you love your own husband tonight? I have splendid dreams about you. will write again soon.
Yr own husband Wheelock.