Camp Copland Washington March 9 Friend Harold I received your letter in due season. You said that Jim Taylor has enlisted in a battery. I am sorry that he didn’t get in our company. Captain Willits says that he would hike to have him in our company. Our regiment went out on another raid but did not confiscate anything. We went after old Stuart but he kept out of our way and I think it as the best thing that he could do for we had to strong a force for him.
Camp 16th Michigan Vols Near Falmouth Va Dec 27th 1862 Lt Col N. E. Welch Comdg 16th Mich Vols Col I would respectfully ask for leave of absence for twenty (20) days on account of sickness having been requested by Col Stockton to return before I was intirely recovered from my wounds received at Bull Run no field officer being with the regiment at the time erysipelas having set in
Edmands Ferry Md Oct 1st 1862 I certify on honor, (to the best of my recollection) that on the 30th day of August 1862, at Battle 2d Bull Run Va the stores enumerated below were lost under the following circumstances The Regt to which my compy.. belongs was directed to advance under fire of the enemy to take a certain position in so doing six privates were killed and ten privates were severely wounded.