Smith, Asa – January 28, 1864-August 11, 1864; May 1865

Michigan Civil War Collection

I Velma E Gunning cherishes this Book. It is over 100 years old. And I [ ? ] [ ? ] my 86th Birthday. I was born on May tenth 1907. My husband’s Father (John W. Gunning) severed in the Civil War also. He was the drumer boy. I have never heard a Negro say “Thank You” to norther who enlisted to free the slaves. Asa Smith Byersvillel Livingston Co. New York Jan. 28th / 64 1. Jan 28 Grand Rapids Mich Enlisted in the service of the US Sixth Michigan Cavalry Co. H. Enlisted by Sergt. J.L. Martin Drew one set of dishes

Byrns, William – September 15, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Fredrick Md Sept 15 1862 Dear Florence We arrived here last night after a severe march of 3 days from Washington. All day yesterday we could hear the sound of a battle going on near Harpers Ferry.