Camp near Potomac Creek, Va. April 19, 1863 My own darling, Yours from Galva (Illinois) came today. There is little new here. We hear nothing more of the movements which we are certain are taking place. Today has been a brighter one than usual for me.
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 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.
Camp on Uptons Hill Va Sept 6th /62 Dear Sister I suppose you think that I am very neglectful of my duty to you or that something serious has happened to me Capt. Colwell recd your note requesting him to inform you what had became of me.
Camp of Instruction First Reg. U.S.S.S. Washington Mar. 12th 1862 My Own Mary. I run the guard the fore part of the evening and went to the city so could not write and after getting back found we had got to take a days trump some where. and I would not have time to write to-morrow.
Headquarters 2d Regt W.V. Camp Tilinghast Co B V.A. Oct 20th 1861 Dear Sister I received your letter of Oct 15th yesterday + I am very thankfull to hear from you so often I am well as usual and hope this will find you the same
Arlington Heights, Sept. 1/61. Dear Sister: I am out on picket today at Bailies Cross roads with about half the regiment, about 4 miles from camp. I have came into camp to get some coffee for the boys. From the place where they are it is only about a miles to a hill where they are throwing up fortifications,
Arlington Hights Fast Colors-Warranted not to run. but they did run once for I saw them August 19th 1861 Dear Sister I received your letter of the 11th and was glad to hear from you. I have been quite unwell since the battle of bull runn
Hunter’s Place, N.E. Virginia August 8th 1861 Dear Sister and Brother, I have long thought I would write you a few lines to let you know that I was yet in the land of desolation and death. I would have written long before this if I had thought any one would have cared to learn anything more about me than the mere part that I was away from home. And as I received a letter you sent to Eliza, you manifested some interest in me yet I thought I would not let it die out.
Capitol, July 26/61 Dear Sister: I rec’d yours of the 18 yesterday. I rec’d the letter dated the 12 a few days ago, and the money which was very accept able, as we have not yet rec’d any pay though we expect it every day.
Dear Sister, I now take my pen in hand to let you know that I am well and I hope that these few lines will find you the same I am living a soldiers life and I shall be a soldier untill the flag of our union waires our the south. If I live that long, I will fight for the stars and stripes as long as I live