Erasmus J. Allton Civil War Letters


Lankinsville Ala.

March 19th 64

Catherine, I have not got much to write at this time, but I just thought I would write you a few lines to let you know that we are still living and well.  The health of the soldiers is excellent and we have fine times now. And we expect to be at home in ten days or two weeks, but you will hear of it in time so that if you wish you can see Co. D. enter New Lexington.  There are not many of us any more but we are good what is of us although we may be a little wild.  The balance of our Brig. have gone and our turn comes next, which will be now in a few days if nothing happens to prevent.  We all think the war will be over before next Spring and we are in high spirits.  I expect this will be the last letter that I will write you until I see you unless we should be delayed some way and not get home as soon as we expect.  I hope this will find you as well as it leaves me, your affectionate lover 

                                                                                    E.J.Allton

Catharine Shick

                                                                        Good night Catharine