May 6th 1864
I arrived here this morning safe and sound but sleepy as I rode all night. I am at the Louisville Hotel. I had company from Du Quoin and will have to the front. The army moved Monday and we cannot get a word from them. The news this morning is that they are fighting at Dalton. I will leave here in the morning for Nashville and leave there Monday.
I got my pay today and expressed you 300 dollars. Let out 200. Pay Doc. Wall and keep the rest. You need not tell anybody how much I sent. I am going to see Sis Fisher this evening as I have nothing else to do. Tell Mother I am well and will write to her from Nashville. I sent my photographs by Willy to you. I drew $228.40 dollars. I kept $128 for my own use. Write and tell me how you are getting along and all the news. Tell Gils and Willy goodbye for me. Tell Mary I will write to her as soon as I get to the regiment.
Give my love to all and reserve a big share for yourself and boy. Hoping to hear from you soon, I remain your loving, — Quince
Direct as usual.