Military Division of the Mississippi Near Macon Ga May 8 1865. My dear Davidson I have been intending for a long while to write you and give an account of our doings in this part of the country but have heretofore had no opportunity of sending a letter off. In fact I do not know when this will be started, but I will try to have it ready for the first opportunity. I suppose you have seen in the papers some account of our doings if they will allow us a column or two in the same sheet which contains the surrender of Lee & Johnsons.
Camp near mussle Shoals Ala. Oct. the 28th Kind friend: your of the 5th was received the first of the week but it has been so rainy of late and we have been so busy that I have had not time to do anything. We have had a great time after Forrest since my setter of the 23rd. On the 25th we left Franklin and went to Pulaski where Forrest was reported to be.
Head-Quarters 1st Brig., 2d Cavalry Division, On Chattahoochie River, Ga July 16, 1864: My dear Davidson On the 10th inst I received yours of June 26th. Why the long delay in its arrival I can not image. I had written you on the 26th May 18th 23rd & 25th June and 7th July, which you had not received. The letter could not have been very well.
8 or 10 miles from Marietta Ga In the woods June 18, 1864 My dear Davidson It is a rainy, cheerless, miserable day and I cannot pass a few minutes in a better manner than in writing to you. Since I wrote you on the 12th we have moved forward about three miles. On the 15th the move was made and we were again engaged in skirmishing with the rebels. In fact we are fighting nearly every day (some part of our forces). We are upon the extreme left of the army and “jam” up against the enemy. Yesterday I rode around the picket lines and the rebel [ ? ] were in plain sight and within good range. The pickets were not firing on each other as there appeared to be a tacit agreement between them to remain quiet. I went out between the lines and picked the enclosed which I sen you. When we walked out (our horses we had to leave behind) the rebel pickets moved their hats to us.
H’d Qrs 1st Brig 2nd Cavy Div Villanous Ga May 14, 1864 My dear Davidson There has been fighting for the last three days in front of us, not very heavy, but the cannonading could be distinctly heard. Johnson is now said to have evacuated Dalton and fallen back towards Rome.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 26th December 1863 Major Sinclair A.A. Genl Sir: I [ ? ] to hand you the following report of the operations of the 1st Brigade 2nd Cavalry Division from the 13th to the 24th Sept. and including the Battle of Chicamauga.
Rankins ford Tenn Oct the 18th 63 Dear Uncle I Send you these fiew lines in answer to your letter of the 28th of August since that time I have had verry little oppertunity to write and we have not herd from home Since that time the rebs got one train of wagons with a lot of our Mail
Hd. Qrs. 2d Div. 23d A.C. London Sept. 29. 1863 Dear Father Since writing you we moved down as far as Sweetwater on our way to support Rosecrans but on reaching said place recd. orders to fall back to this place so returned the same night.
Camp at Lagrange Tenn August 1st 63 Dear Parents I have seated myself to pen a few lines to let you know that I am well & hope you are the same Edwin is well now he received a letter from you stating you had sent a box to him if I had known that he had sent for a box of things I would have tried to make him think it best to get along without it but he wrote when I was down in Missippi I guess he got homesick for he looked rather blue when he came back
Nashville Tennessee July 15th 1863 Mr Trowbridge Dear Sir I take this pleasant opertunity of writing a few lines to you to let you know that I am well and I hope these few will find you all injoying they same Blessing Well Walter I want you to Do mee a favor by getting a Pare of Boots made for mee I want a pare of Calf Boots with Duble Soles 10 M Size and 11 in length
Camp Near hillsboro Ten July 12th 63 Dear Cousin I recived your kind letter to day and was glad to hear that you was well. I am well and hearty at present and in fine spirits I now begin to hink that this war is comeing to a close soon and I think that it is time that we had them whiped. we marched from murfreesboro on the 24 of June and it commenced raining the same day
Head Quarters 2nd Michigan Franklin Tenn. April 30th 1 Dear Father I wrote you yesterd in the letter $15.00 I send I would I had left at another time if that went right, but I have sent it this morning with the Captain & several others which through safe you will find it J. C. Trin in Marshall.
[ ? ] Knob Ky. Sept. 19th 1862 My Dear Ida If you were on the hills at whose base we lay, you could get a pretty good birds eye view of the Army of the Ohio. Wood’s Division is in the advance, six miles from here.
Corinth May 6th 1862 My Dear Cousin Your most welcome letter was recived several days since, and I should have answered it sooner had I not been out on a scout when it came. I assure you I was happy to receive it in fact I am always glad to hear from you Cousin Eva you are allways so kind to me for which I shall ever feel grateful Both myself and horse were completely worn out. We were out seven days and nights during the time we did not take the saddles off of our horses.