“There has been some very hard fighting here the last four days, but now I hope it is over”

I wrote Julia,

City Point Va. June 19th 1864.
Dear Julia,
I send you three stereoscopic views taken at Mattaponix [Massaponax] Church, near Spotsylvania Court House. Brady’ is along with the Army and is taking a great many views and will send you a copy of each. To see them you will want a Stereoscope. Send to Covington for Buck’s or buy one.
I received a letter from you just after I had mailed one and now forget the questions you asked.—I received two copies of Miss. Photograph
There has been some very hard fighting here the last four days, but now I hope it is over.
There are no buildings here to live in and no place for you and the children to stay or I might send for you. I will however send down to Fortress Monroe and if a suitable place can be found there for you you and the children may spend their vacation there where I can see you occasionally. If you do come won’t Cousin Louisa come with you? I will ascertain about this as soon as possible.
Did I tell you that my horse rail-road stock paid 5 per cent the last quarter? This makes that $5,000 investment pay over $100 00 per month.
Love and kisses for you and the children and love to Aunt Fanny and your father.
Ulys.

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 11, p 84-5

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