1863 July 18
 

Savannah, Georgia
July 18, 1863

Mrs. Nancy J. Harden

My dear companion,

After my best love to you, I can inform you that I am not well.  I am now in the General Hospital in Savannah.  I have got a very severe case of the measles, though I am not dangerous at all and I have all the attention that I could ask for.  The physicians and nurses are very kind to me.

As much as I would like to see you, I do not think that it would be advisable for you to come here where they are so many contagious diseases as they are here.

They is a very good chance for me to get a furlough as soon as I get able to travel.

Nothing more at present.

I remain your affectionate husband until death.

Write soon.

W. H. Harden