Seventh Mich Cav. Camp near Petersburg Va Sunday May 7th 65 Dear people at home A beautiful morning this – the weather was exceedingly warm yesterday – the hotest of the season – so far = thanks to the cool breeze that fans us poor fellows this morning. When I wrote you last – Expected that we would leave here
April 28, 1865 Camp near Raleigh, N.C. E.W. Curtis Dear Friend I am just in receipt of yours of 9th of the present month to which I have read with interest. I am well and have been since I left Bridgeport it being two months today. This Army is in a lively condition as the Rebellion has played out as near as I can get at it
Camp 9th Mich Cavalry near Mt Olive NC April 5th 1865 L M Dayton A.A.G. Sir. I have the honor to request a Leave of Absence for 30 days for the purpose of transacting business at home which demand my immediate attention I have not had a Leave of Absence since 1863
Aprel the 3 1865 In Camp at Mount Olive Station Wall my dear and beloved Wife as I feel lonsom to day I will seat myself to write you a few lines to let you know I am well and in good helth and hope this will find you the same I recived in 3 days 9 letters from you
Pine Grove 4th Michigan Cav. Sept. 15th 1864 Dear Niece, Your letter date 29th is received. I hasten to reply, you was a real good firl not to reprimand me for my delinquency in writing you; Hereafter I will do better. I joined my regiment the 22nd of August. Met with no disaster en route save a thorough drenching with rain. Took passage on top of the cars for about 14 hours. I never knew it to rain harder. And to complete the picture the wind blew terribly.
Head-Quarters 1st Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Department of the Cumberland, Near Sand Town GA August 30 1864. My dear Mother I suppose Davidson has written you informing you of my safe return from one of those raids which have lately ended so unfortunately in this department. On the night of the 17th we started and after going away around both the armies of Sherman and Hood returned on the 22d.
Head-Quarters 1st Brig., 2d Cavalry Division, Near Sand Town, GA August 28 1864. My dear Davidson A few days ago I wrote you a few lines announcing my safe return from one of these raids which leave generally been so unfortunate in this Department On the 18th at 1 AM our and Col Long’s Brigades the 1st + 2d all under Col Minty left our Peach Tree Creek Camp on the left of our army and at 7 the next morning reported to Genl Kilpatrick at Sand Town, having during the night passed in the rear of our army to its right. We remained quietly at Sand town during the 21st and at sundown started to cut the rebel communications south of Atlanta. Two well equipped expeditions Stoneman’s and McCook’s had been totally ruined in attempting the same thing. We however imagined we were made of sterner stuff and started off in good spirits.
Camp of 5th Mich Cavalry April 22nd 1864 Colonel I have the honor to ask for a leave of absence for fifteen days for the following reasons – I have been with my regiment from its organization nearly twenty months and have never been absent a day –
Camp near Stephenburg Va. Apr 1st 1864 Aunt Della Yours of March 6th I recd. the 18th after I got around from our Raid or Kilpatrick’s great Raid toward Richmond. You probably saw an account of it in the papers. I was in deed verry sorry to hear such news as you had to tell me. That is the way we all must go sooner or later and all that is required of us is to be prepared.
March 1 1864 Dear Friend It is with pleasure that i sit down to write a few to you. I am well at present and hope you are the same. i am in the midst of Rebeldom sixty mules South of Washington. We are within three miles of the rebel picket lines, it has been very pleasant weather every since we have been here till now it rains like everything mud up to the top of my boots.
I Velma E Gunning cherishes this Book. It is over 100 years old. And I [ ? ] [ ? ] my 86th Birthday. I was born on May tenth 1907. My husband’s Father (John W. Gunning) severed in the Civil War also. He was the drumer boy. I have never heard a Negro say “Thank You” to norther who enlisted to free the slaves. Asa Smith Byersvillel Livingston Co. New York Jan. 28th / 64 1. Jan 28 Grand Rapids Mich Enlisted in the service of the US Sixth Michigan Cavalry Co. H. Enlisted by Sergt. J.L. Martin Drew one set of dishes
0301426 Headquarters Third Division Cavalry Corps January 17th 1864 General Order No. 7 Before a General Court Martial of which Lt Col W.P. Brintin 18th Penn Cavalry is President held at Stevensburg Va by virtue of Genl Order No 41 of Dec 24th 1863 from Head Quarters 3rd Division C.C. was arraigned and tried
Headquarters Third Cavalry Division, Cavalry Corps, Gainsville Va October 22nd 1863. Special Order No 42 Extract. 2. Captain A. W. Duggan 1st Michigan Cavalry will immediately proceed to Alexandria with Lieut. J.J. McDonald 1st Virginia Cavalry, and Lieut C. H. Safford 5th Michigan Cavalry with one hundred and fifty four men
Camp 1st Mich Cavalry Bona Church VA Sept 9 1863 Capt L. G. Estes A. A. Genl 3rd Division Cavalry Corps. Sir. I have the honor to state that at the battle of Falling Waters my Regt captured 2 battle flags. These, by the order of Genl Kilpatrick were carried to div- [ ? ] to be placed in the archives of the [ ? ] but that one of them might be obtained by application made in the proper manner.
Camp near Hartwood Church Aug. 14th, 1863 Dear Uncle: Not having held any correspondence with you since I have been in the army, it is with some reluctance that I write now, for I know that, through different sources, you hear enough and more perhaps, of this war than you care about already: but thinking that a letter from me giving a short account for the part “we wolverines” have taken in the late campaign, might be of some interest to you. I concluded to write to you.
Boonsboro Md. July 11″ 1863 My Dearest Wife, It has been a number of days since I have written you but it is thungh my and of mine as we have our on the move so much it has seen imposible for me to write.