Letter from E.W. Mudge to his mother and sisters, July 4th, 1862
Tupelo. July 4th, 1862
Dear Dear Mother and Sisters
Take this opportunity in letting you know where I am and what I am doing.
I am now at staying at the Tupelo hotel, but will soon leave on Mobile where I will see Georgy and after staying at Mobile a few days I will leave there for New Orleans where I will likely be before the ?? of next month. I have not heard from either Reddy or Georgy for some time from the former not since my last seeing you since which time I have been traveling through the Confederacy a great deal and have visited a great many of the camps. Through the Country the people are generally very respectable especially in Tennessee if I were to go to any of the small towns sick I could not remain there twenty four hours without some kind lady asking me to go to her house in the Country where I would be treated with the greatest care and kindness possible. For are
As dear Mother it makes me think of home and the dear ones there to be treated so kindly. I will never forget them for it. The people will celebrate the day as usually done here. the county girls and farmers are now congregating here for that purpose.
Remember me to Miss Annie Her Mother as well as my other friends lady friends up town and tell them I will make them another visit shortly and now with much love to all I remain your off Son and Brother
PS Louis [illegible] is well
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