HeadQuarters 4th Brigade 1st corps 1st Division Camp near Belle Plain Va April 18th 1863 Dear Brother + Sister I received yours of 13th tonight Glad to hear you are well I am well at present and hope to continue So. I sent you a comforter by mail to keep for me
U. S. Army General Hospital. Ward 2. Camden St. Baltimore December 26th 1862. Dear Sister. I received yours & Ellas letter to day. I was very much gratified by receiving the locks of hair. I enclose one of mine in return as a holy day gift. I am still slowly gaining in strength & can eat a little better than I could. I am not so nervous as I was as you will judge by these last letter. Why dont you write longer ones. Now the last was very short. & I must say that Ellas had more news than yours.
Camp at Blackford’s Ford, Md. September 28th, 1862 Tis the “quiet Sabbath now” but one can hardly realize that it’s the Sabbath, We are busy very busy in arranging the affairs of our comrades which disease and death have put in a good deal of confusion and today we learn of the death of another or our little band of Officers – Lieut. Wilkins Bloodgood died of his wounds Monday
Camp at Blackfords Ford Md. Sept. 25th 1862 My Dear Florence Two of your letters came this morning. The first mail I have received since leaving Washington. I know you must have written.
16th Mich Inft Camp Near Sharpsburgh Md, Sept 23rd 1862 Dear Parents Thinking of home sweet home of memories dear, of gentle fire side whispers, and fond associations and above all thinking that you dear parents might wish to learn of my whereabouts I take this opportunity to write you letting you know that amid wars mad sciences and cruel [ ? ] I yet live. Yes dear parents though the tide of Battle has ebbed and flowed around I am yet safe
Ind Camp Near Sharpsburg Sept 20th 1862 Dear Brother I now take this opportunity to let you know I am safe I will have to write a short letter for the mail leaves at 11 oclock Our Regt was in the last 4 Battles 2 in Virginia 2 in Maryland the [ ? ] last we lost a great many wounded