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Corinth, Mississippi September 22, 1862 My Darling and affectionate Wife, I have just returned from a five days march. The Expedition to Iuka [Mississippi], where old [General Sterling] Price run as usual, and I found on my return two of your letters of date 14 and 15. How kind to write when you are suffering so much. This morning I got Henry's letter of [September] 18, stating you are no better but Doctor thinks you will soon get relief. God grant that it may be the case. I think it is so, or Henry would have telegraphed me ere this. My health is first rate. I cannot write much this morn as I have a good many letters to answer, but will write every day. How I feel for your dear mother and Lizzie. They have worn themselves both out. I am afraid they too will be sick. Give them my love. If Henry telegraphs me of any danger I shall come to you. Your affectionate Husband J Hancock You don't know how anxious I am. [Confederate Major General Sterling Price captured the Union supply depot at Iuka, Mississippi on September 14, 1862. General Grant launched a two-pronged attack from Corinth which resulted in the Battle of Iuka on September 18th and 19th. Price evacuated Iuka on September 20. Colonel Hancock and the 14th Wisconsin were engaged in the battle on the 18th.]
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