Head Quarters, Company ……, Fifteenth Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry. Near Marietta Ga Nov 9th 1864 Dear John What do you think of this paper Frank McCard the little fifer sent to Ohio & got it printed & I believe Ohio first rate selling it out. You remember what I told You one night coming up home. I mean the night of the democratic meeting don’t forget it.
Headquarters Fifteenth Army Corps, East Point, Ga., Sept. 11, 1864. Officers and Soldiers of the Fifteenth Army Corps: You have borne your part in the accomplishment of the object of this campaign, a part well and faithfully done. On the 1st day of May, 1864, from Huntsville, Ala., and its vicinity, you commenced the march. The marches and labors performed by you during this campaign will hardly find a parallel in the history of war. The proud name heretofore acquired by the 15th Corps for soldierly bearing and daring deeds remains untarnished – its lustre undimmed. During the campaign you constituted the main portion of the flanking column of the whole army.
Pleasant Valey M.D. Wednesday Sept 7th 1864 Dear folks at home I received “Joes” and Loraines letter mailed Aug 30th in due time and as I wrote to Mat that day I thought I would wate a day or two before I answered yours. since then we have had some severe stormy weather
Union Forever Camp of Co., I 9th Reg’t., Mich Vols., Cavlery 1th Brigade, 2th Division, Cavlery Corps. At Atlanta Georga Aug 15th 1864. Wall Now Sina as I am still spard yet and am in Camp this day I will spend the time in writing to the loved ones home and will say I am well as can be expected for one that is in the fix
Hd Qrs 3rd Brigd 4th Div 15th A.C. Before Atlanta Ga Aug 4th 1864 Capt Geo I. Wilkinson A.A.A.G. 4th Div 15th A.C. Sir I have the honor to submit the following hastily drawn report of the part taken by the 3rd Brigade of the 4th Div. 15th A.C. in this campaign commencing May 6th 1864 and ending August 4th When this Brigade was discontinued. In the midst of the work necessarily devolving upon us all the report cannot be made as full or as perfect as it right to be.
Hd Qrs 3rd Brig 4th Division 15th A.C. Before Atlanta Ga August 4th 1864 Capt Geo J. Wilkinson A.A.A.Genl 4th Div 15th A.C. I have the honor to submit the following hastily drawn report of the part taken by the 3rd Brigade, of the 4th Division, 15th A.C. in the campaign, commencing May 6th 1864, and ending August 3rd 1864 when this Brigade was discontinued. In the midst of the work necessarily devolving upon us all, this report cannot be made as full or as perfect as it ought to be.
Near Atalanta July 23 1864 Dr wife I write you a [ ? ] to let you know that I am un hurt. we had a severe battle yesterday one of the severist I ever knew. The 15 Mich did first rate they captured as many prisoners nearly as they had men & two battle flags. loss was slight 3 killed & 5 wounded. I lost about a hundred & twenty killed & wounded.