Kalamazoo June 13 1862 To the Family and Friends of C.S. Burge. The sad news has reached us that our friend and classmate has fallen in battle. For this event we were not prepared. Knowing him well, which was to love him well, we reluctantly parted with him a little more than a year since.
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.