Headquarters Fifteenth Army Corps, East Point, Ga., Sept. 11, 1864. Officers and Soldiers of the Fifteenth Army Corps: You have borne your part in the accomplishment of the object of this campaign, a part well and faithfully done. On the 1st day of May, 1864, from Huntsville, Ala., and its vicinity, you commenced the march. The marches and labors performed by you during this campaign will hardly find a parallel in the history of war. The proud name heretofore acquired by the 15th Corps for soldierly bearing and daring deeds remains untarnished – its lustre undimmed. During the campaign you constituted the main portion of the flanking column of the whole army.
Head Quarters B Co 7 Wis Vet April 24 1864 Dear Sister It is a very warm morning & were it not for a cool breeze (sent to us by Neptune from the ocean) the weather would be almost intolerable. The past week has been very pleasant no rain having falling to make the roads impassable & thus keep us confined to our camp
Hd. Qrs. 11th Mich. Inf. Vols Murfreesboro Tenn 21st Jan. /63 Dear Cousin “Phil” Once more in this “course of human events” it become necessary for me to write an answer to a letter from you I recd your favor of the 21st ult. a few days since but have had no opportunity of answering before on account of the great press of business, consequently I am under the necessity of asking you to excuse my tardiness, which I think you will grant under the circumstances.