James S. Wise [1830–1890]

Pittsburg Landing, Tenn.

March 19, 1862

Mrs. James S. Wise
Cincinnati, O.

My dear Jane:

We finally left the steamer Empress yesterday morning and have set up camp not far from the river. The Empress is a larger class boat than the Argonaut or Hastings that brought us from Cincinnati to Paducah. Nonetheless conditions were just as crowded on board.

Troops at Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee in 1862Troops at Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee in 1862
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