Head Quarters, Company ……, Fifteenth Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry. Near Marietta Ga Nov 9th 1864 Dear John What do you think of this paper Frank McCard the little fifer sent to Ohio & got it printed & I believe Ohio first rate selling it out. You remember what I told You one night coming up home. I mean the night of the democratic meeting don’t forget it.
Letters of David O. Dodd with Biographical Sketch By Dallas T. Herndon David Owen Dodd was hanged at Little Rock, as a Confederate spy, on January 8, 1864. He was convicted on evidence contained in a notebook which he carried at the time of his arrest.
Huntsville Alabama July 16, 1863 My dear Brother, We dropped in here yesterday for a few days after diners and sunday wanderings up and down the country. How long we shall remain the military powers that he can only tell. We have been in the saddle nearly all the time since I wrote you last (July 4th).
Lagrange July 15th 63 I received your kind letter the 13th & now as I have a few moments to spare will answer it When I last wrote Edwin was not very well but he is now returned to duty & is growing fat I received a letter from Mother & they were all well but Duane has a lame back R. C. Nyman has got home Now before I go any farther lets Hurah for Vicksburg, Port Hudson & the invasion of Lee in Pennsylvania & Morgan in Indiana for the first we have reason be glad that the fall of their strong hold did not make more of our men bite the dust
Baltimore, Maryland July 8th, 1863 Captain Edwards! Sir: I do here by notify you, and to let you know where I am. I am in Baltimore and treated very well. The ladies come to see us everyday and bring us something to eat, and dress our wounds. We have very fine beds. They were going to send me to Philadelphia at first, but the doctors thought it best for me to stay because I was not able to be transported. My wound is very bad.
Camp near Vicksburg 20 June 1863 Dear Mother I hardly know what to think of the folks at home. It has been just two months today (by my diary) since I have heard a word from home although I have written to every one. I think it is bad for I know it is harder for me to write than it is for them at home.
Head Quarters 1st Brig 1st Div 1st Army Corps June 11th 1863 Dear Brother I received your most welcome letter this afternoon mail Glad to hear you are all well I am well We are in our old camp (that is the one we came to after coming back to this side of R yet But have had everything ready to march 3 different times
Head Quarters 1st Brigade 2d Cavalry Division Murfreesboro June 9, 1863 11 ½ P.M. My dear Davidson Your very surprising letter of the 31st received. I must confess to a little astonishment at its contents. How you should have the assurance “to he and go and do it” and get engaged to be married, before your elder brother, has nearly taken away my breath.
Camp near Jackson May 25th 63 Good morning Jane for such it is here as far as the weather goes towards making one feel well & good this finds us all well & hope it will find those that make my life worthy of living Oh, how I have thought of little Trudy since you wrote to me she was sick & how it would make me feel to hear that she was no more here on earth But I will stop for it makes me feel bad to think of it
Louisville Ky May the 25th 1863 Dear Friends as I sit down to write the news comes that the Stars and Stripes flotes over Vicksburg if this is true it is the best news we have herd in sometime the capture of this place is one of the graitest victory’s of the war as it will give us the free Navagation of the Mississippi river
Tennissee Denmark Feb 23rd 63 Dear Jane I Recd your letter last night & hasten to reply to it we are all well & hope you are the same in Burr Oak I am at this time on picket or Guard, have been in this place for nearly 2 weeks have fine times plenty to eat you wrote you were going out to Burr Oak with Daniel & Mary I can say I wish I was there too think I could enjoy myself prety well I would like to hear some good music right well about now.
Louisville Ky Feb the 18 1863 Dear friends I got two letter from you to day one dated the 5th of Jan. the other the dated the 22 of December I donot know the reason that it takes your letters so long to reach me but it has been so far along time I wrote you a fiew lines some time ago to let you know that I was in the hospital and sick I am a good deal better
Camp near Falmouth Jan. 16th 1863 My Own Mary. We are on the eve of another move. whether it is an advance upon the Enemy or a move to more wood is more than I can tell.
Camp near Waterford Dec 27th 62 Dear Wife & Parents this leaves me well & all of the boys with us I am with the baggage train Edwin Albert & most of Co C & in fact most all of the Cav are after a band of Rebels that came in to Holly Springs & cut our communications off Burnt our stores of Provisions & took all of the sick & some of the well Prisoners but we have made them pay for it. Our men have taken. The report is that 1200 Rebl cav out near Salem they have been out 1 week from camp