Camp at Pawnee, Sept. 13th/64.
Yours of the 4th was gladly received yesterday. You speak of writing on the 29th ult. I have not received it. 3 letters is all I have received from you in 47 days... I was afraid you were sick, and would have written Cordelia today if I had not received yours. This is a very lonely and unpleasant place. We have good water and that is all. Plenty of duty, short rations half the time, and not more than half feed for our horses.... We have not been paid yet. I got a little money from Mr. Job that I lent him last winter. Enclosed I send $5.00. Please let me know if you received it. I am very anxious to hear from the boys since the capture of Atlanta. The Corps that they belong to were the first to enter the City according to the newspapers. General Sherman is closely pursuing the enemy, killing and taking many prisoners. I have thought for a long time that General McLellan would be the nominee of the Democratic Party for President. He is undoubtedly the most available man in the Party; and if we can not elect him, we would fail to elect any one, no difference what others may say to the contrary. Telegram at Fort Scott yesterday says Mobile is in our hands. If so, I think Richmond must soon fall. And after all their cities and strongholds fall into our hands, I do not think the war will end without a change of administration, or a restoration as it was before the war; and that is the way it should be restored, I think. If the people have not gone mad or insane, little Mac will be elected. In that event, I think we shall have a restoration of the old Union and joyful peace soon.
My best love to you and the children. I am as ever
C. N. Mumford
(On the reverse side of the last page of this letter there is a short letter from Mrs. C. N. Mumford to their daughter, Sarah Adaline, as follows:
There is some difficulty about my Town Bounty yet, and if I get it, I must go to the Prairie today. I will be home tomorrow. I think you must get along as well as you can.
Your affectionate Mother,