Smith, Watson B. – July 13, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection

Cincinnati Ohio July 13. 1863 Dear Father We reached this place this eve 5 ½ o’c & stand ready to move ashore with our forces or go farther up or down the river & land. Morgan is working Eastward and we intend to cut him off. I believe our boys would attack 5 times their numbers they are so anxious for a fight.

Paddock, Byron D. – September 11, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection Rare and Notable

Head Quarters Louisville KY Sept 11th 1862 Dear Hattie. No doubt you wonder at my long silence but it has been unavoidable. I have just returned from an expedition after Col Morgan the Celebrated [ ? ] Ranger but could not get up with him. Whilst stopping at [ ? ] to rest the men and horses I wrote a few lines to you but dont think you will get it until after this one cause to hand for Morgan burnt the Rail Road Bridge and cut off all communication with Louisville.