Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from Tilton C. Reynolds to Juliana Smith Reynolds, January 15, 1862
Yesterday I received a letter from you and also one to Day which I tell you I was glad to Receive. I Should have written to you before but I was waiting for news but I have none after all. But I will write any how merely to let you know that I am well. We got paid of again the other day and I had Intended Sending Some money to you but I bought a pair of army Boots and I owed a good bit of Borrower money. So I will not have more than enough to put me through until next pay day. I want to have all my wages [?] next time I get paid for I want to go home then if I can. I have not heard of the Furlows being Stopped. There is Still people getting them out of this Regt. I am going to get a couple of Likenesses taken in a few days. Dillon & Hall is here taking now but there is Such a rush now that a fellow does not Stand a verry good chance. You can if you wish give that one to Clara or Maggie & I will send you a bigger one. I don't know whether I wrote to you about our Drawing new pants or not. We have all drawed them they are Light Blue and are very nice.
I got the nuts & candy that was Sent to me by Maggie. She is a kind little Sister to blister her fingers for me and I should have wrote and thanked her for them before the candy all [?] up and Directed to me and my little brothers names So nicely but in almost made me Really homesick. I would like verry well to be at home for a few days to See you all but I Suppose It would be hard to part and the pain of parting would be greater than the pleasure of meeting. I got Grandmams letter and will answer It as Soon as I can. I wrote another letter to Pap last night. I expected you would be [fooled?] when you got that letter or rather them Receipts and the picture of McClellen [McClellan] but I have wrote Since that to either you or Maggie or Clarinda & I cant tell which and explained the matter. Some how I haint wrote to Clara for Some time but I will write in a few days.
There was one of the Brass Band went to Alexandria yesterday & got drunk & the Col had to Send for him & when he got him here he had a bag of [wood?] weighing about 40 lbs tied on his Back and they made him walk the Bull Ring an hour in the Rain for it was Raining pretty hard. This has been an awful ugly day. There was about 3 or pretty near 3 Inches of Snow on the ground this morning. It Snowed a little bit last night but the Rain to day took a good bit of It off. There is Some Days as high as Six prisoners Sent In to our Guard house In one Day. When there is a prisoner taken the Gen always Sends him here for Safe keeping and the next day after they are Sent to Alexandria to the provost Marshalls and they put them in Some place for Safe keeping. Well I will have to close this. Give my love to Pap and Grandmam, Clarinda and Maggie, Arthur and all the rest of the family and excuse this Miserable writing and believe me to be your affectionate Son.
[P.S.] I will write you a nice long letter as soon as I can and tell you all about everything. Good by.