Axtell, Julian H. – March 22, 1865

Michigan Civil War Collection Rare and Notable

Camp 1st Mich. V.V.I. Near Hatchers Run Va March 22nd 1865 Dear Nephew Yours of the 14th came to h[ ? ] by this nights mail. I was expecting one in reply to me I mailed you on the 12th of Feb. but from your [ ? ] I infere you never received it and your folks said a few days ago that you had not recd. a letter from me since I came back from Mich. am sorry I wrote that letter with a lead pencil while lying flat on my belly in a shelter
but it was directed with a pencil and that is the reason perhaps it was lost. In it I gave an account of our battle of Feb. 6th at Hatchers Run. On the 14th of Feb. we came into this camp but expect to move at short notice some of these fine days or more likely nights