Camp near Fair Oaks April 20th Dear Dollie What a job I have got before me to day I got six letters. I had been worrying for a week about not getting a letter and now they all came in a heap and I must answer them all I wrote you yesterday morning and shall in consequence be verry brief
Camp Near Fair Oaks April 19 Dear Dollie I have just come in from picket and am tired and sleepy but I suppose I shall have to write to you as it is Saturday we were out forty eight hours. the rebels were all along our lines but we did not get into a fuss with them.
My Dear Dollie I think I wrote you last Saturday morning bu believe my time was so limited I could not write you much. little did I think on that morning what was to follow before night. we marched about four miles pitched our shelter tents and was trying to make ourselves as comfortable as possible
Camp Near Falmouth Va Dec 17th 1862 Dear Parents we are now where we from last Thursday morning but with 94 less men than when we started. We left here Thursday 11th inst. went about about 1 1/2 mile + staid until near sunset
Head Quarters 5” Regt Mich Inft. Near James River July 6” 1862. My Dear Parents I wrote you a few lines by yesterdays mail to let you know that I was still among the living On the 27” of last month we lay encamped near the battle field of “Fair Oaks” I was taken sick with a little billions attack caused by the diet and living in a swamp
Friday evening June 27th Dear Dollie What a long weary ten months I have passed in the army ten months ago to day our regiment was sworn into the service far three years I was fool enough then to believe that secession would soon be played out
1st Camp near the battlefield Fair Oaks, Va June 14th /62 Dear Parents I was happy yesterday to find that the mail contained a letter for me from home but happier to hear you were all well I have not done any duty since the battle
No 49 Camp near fair oaks Sunday June the 8 1862, My Own Dear Henrietta, I must write you a few line to day, nothing particular has transpired since I last wrote. we were startled this morning by hearing musketry to the front, it did not last long. our brigade was under arms awaiting orders. there was some artilery fireing.