Nashville, Tenn.[essee], April 20th 1865
I have not received any letters from home since my returen. Yesterday
we had a grand procession here. Some estimate the number in line at
60,000. Capt[ain] Crilly requested the clerks to parade. I was out and
I suppose marching in the sun brought on diarrhea again, though I feel
better this evening. This morning I heard there is to be a large expedition
to start from Little Rock Ark. [sic] in the course of a couple of months
for Texas. I do hope Capt[ain] Eddy or Capt[ain] Crilly will go and
I can accompany them for some of our clerks know all of that part of
the Country "throughily." [sic] I saw the following Generals
in procession yesterday. Thomas, Rousseau, Miller, Palmer, Donaldson,
Tower, and Whipple. If you have not sent my box by Express I have some
more things to add besides what I sent word to Callie so I enclose a
list of Articles I wish sent. You can keep an account of the expenses
and I will pay it.
The River is again up high and the City is overflowed to within a few
feet of the former rise.
Give my love to all and write me soon. I hear Capt[ain] Crilly is going
home to Philadelphia in a few days.
Yours Most Truly
Hamilton Alricks Jr
P.S. My appetite is what the Doctor calls a depraved condition. I feel
like eating all kinds of trash.
When I come home I have about six teeth to be pluged, [sic] filled,
pulled and filed.
John Elliott is a Mustering Officer at Louisville