I wrote Julia,
This letter is from the young lady in Lexington Ky. you have heard Wilson say so much about and in answer to some of his nonsense which he made a pretext to write to her.
The photograph is also hers. Save it for I know Wilson will want it some day. The other Photograph is of Dr. Rodgers’ who officiated 42 years ago last 27th of Apl.
All well. I will write no more. In the morning we fight another great battle and I do not feel like writing any thing more than answers to the many dispatches I will receive, troops will be moving all night preparatory for the great struggle which will commence at the dawn of day. You will hear however through the telegraph all about it before this reaches you.
Love and kisses for you and the children.
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 12, p 228