Letter from Tilton C. Reynolds to Juliana Smith Reynolds, March 9, 1865
Camp of 105th Pa Vols Vets
My Dear Mother,
Yours of the 2 inst come to hand last evening and found me enjoying reasonable good health. I have not been quite as well as common for the last week but am not considered dangerous by any means. Yesterday morning it commenced raining again and has kept it up with out cessation until a Short time ago. I hope it may rain on in our part for I dont want to move. But in Sherman and Sheridans vicinity I want fair weather. The papers of the 5th inst contained the Glorious news of the Capture of the Rebel Gen [?] and 1800 of his men by Sheridan. I trust it is true for it will certainly be quite a loss to the would be Confederacy. Sherman also has captured almost an entire Brigade in North Carolina. I tell you Sherman is the Boy. I think if Sheridan is Successful in taking Lynchburg the Rebs will knock under. If they dont I think they Should all be hung when they are conquered. And so [Gen?] Sidney is to be P.M [?] for [?] any one but old Black Hawk (Hogg). He is as you Say truly a misserable wretch and Should get his “Eye punched.”
I Should have liked to have been at Vanderets Ball but I Suppose you would not have let me went. Would you? had I been at home. I guess there is little danger of the Rebels breaking through our lines. Old U.S. (Universal Slaughter) is on the “look out” for things of that kind. And So you paid Mrs. C the money. I had intended sending it to her as Soon as the Chaplain come back but I will now Send it to you. I do not See what keeps him. His time is up now and has been for Several days. If he is not careful he will get into trouble.
I See in the Phila Inquirer a W.S. Green 105th Pa Vols has been exchanged. I wonder if that could be Joe. There was no other Green prisoner from the Regt. I think though he would have written had it been him. I wrote a few lines to Willie a day or two ago. I am under the impression that I am in debt one or two letters to Sister Maggie. I forget when I do answer a letter But I do think I answer very many twice Do you?
I get a great many letters now from folks inquiring for their friends, Sons, Husbands &c who are in my company. I got one last night for a Lady in regard to her Brother. I think I will make Love to her. She is pretty Sensible if not pretty in form & feature.
But I am getting my sheet full and must close. Give my kind regards to all. I will Send you the 40 Dolls Soon. St Jones is well and Sends his kind wishes to all the family. Give my kind regards to his folks and believe me your loving and affectionate Son.