Foreman, James A. – Undated

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Aug 24 Alexandria Va Aug 26 Dear Wife I have had no opportunity of writing to you in a long time nor received a letter from you. I do not know when our mail will be established again. you will have learned [ ? ] this that the whole of McClellan to any have left the Peninsula are to form a junction with Pape + Burnside

Wallace, Lewis – December 1, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection

Nashville, Tenn, Dec. 1, 1864 Dear cousin lib, after 63 days long and fatiguing scouting Taking the weather as it came i am again permitted for the Time to communicate with my friends in gods country. Well Cousin have had time of it for the last three weeks. There Was not barely a day but what we either had a skirmish or a Regular fight.

Ross, George A. – November 8, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Camp 24th Mich Vols Near Weldon RR Nov 8th 64 Col. Henry A. Morrow Dear Colonel I received my commission as Capt. about a week since and have been duly mustered and now allow me to express to you my sincere thanks for this new token of your kindness

Wasson, John – October 23, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

In camp at 4 Mile Creek Alabama October the 23/64 Esteamed Friend your letter of the 18 of September came to hand on the 29 of that month. I received it on the march at a little town called Louis burg while we were stopped getting dinner. It was sent through by some boys that came through the regiment and overtook us there with the mail and you may be sure we glad to get it.

Wilson, Albert S. – September 15, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

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.

Shafer, Marion A. – September 7, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection

Pleasant Valey M.D. Wednesday Sept 7th 1864 Dear folks at home I received “Joes” and Loraines letter mailed Aug 30th in due time and as I wrote to Mat that day I thought I would wate a day or two before I answered yours. since then we have had some severe stormy weather

Colby, Lloyd H. – September 4, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection

Near the Weldon Railroad September 4th 1864 Dear Cousin I now take my pen in hand to inform you that I am well I received your kind letter of the 25th and Glad was I to hear from N. H. after so long a time.

Smith, Asa – January 28, 1864-August 11, 1864; May 1865

Michigan Civil War Collection

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

Ed – November 19, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection

Bivouac 2nd Michigan Regiment Near Warrenton Nov 19 Dear Bro. Add I just received your letter and it relieved my mind a good deal for I had not heard from you for so long a time that I thought something had happened to you.

Byrns, William – April 19, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Camp near Potomac Creek, Va. April 19, 1863 My own darling, Yours from Galva (Illinois) came today. There is little new here. We hear nothing more of the movements which we are certain are taking place. Today has been a brighter one than usual for me.

Byrns, William – April 7, 1863

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Camp near Potomac Creek, Va. April 7th, 1863 My Dear Florence, Your letter of the 28th came last night & I enjoyed reading it far too much to write. I am so glad to know that you are so well. Keep on improving & do not let your mind be troubled. Everything here is as usual. Save that today we were honored with a visit from “Father Abraham”. Last night there came an order that our Corps would be reviewed today by the President & this A.M. we were congratulating ourselves because of the beautiful day. For some reason we take pride in being reviewed by the President. We were bound to disappointment for early this A.M. came an order saying that there would be no review by that Lincoln would ride through our camps.

Chalker, George N. – April 2, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Camp Alexandria April the 2nd, 1863 How do you do every body? We are all well. George, how do you get along? I am well and tough as a hickory knot. Glad to hear it George. Well, father, I don’t know as I can write you much of a letter this time. I wrote you the other day. I presume you will get two or three letters together this time.

Sherman, Henry G. – January 11, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Bowling Green K.Y. Jan 11th 1863 Affectionate brother as I have an opportunity to write a few lines today, I thought that I would do so And give you a short history of the situation of company d. As you Probaly have heard that it has been detailed for the purpose of Guarding a railroad bridge across the river called great bearren. This bridge is located on the same spot where the old one was where the rebels battered it down on the approach of our forces under general Mitchell numbering about 20 thousand.

Byrns, William – December 28, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Camp near Potomoc Creek Va Dec 28th 1862 My Dear Florence Tis a beautiful [ ? ] day + I cannot refrain writing longer though a huge pile of unfinished “muster rolls” encumbers my desk.

Rogers, Remus – December 22, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection

Union Forever Mondy Dec 22d 1862 Cathrine Hamilton! I am in washington we are camped on meridian hill in a grove of Oaks about three miles from the Potomac and about one from the white house we can look all over the city

Smith, Thomas – December 3, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Headquarters 11th Michigan Volunteers Nashville Dec. 3rd 1862 Friend Kate, With pleasure last night I received your kind letter of the 26th of November. I was much pleased to see that you had not forgotten me for I waited long and patiently for an answer. But your letter explained the reason why it did not come. So you came near giving me a scolding did you.

Byrns, William – October 22, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Camp near Sharpsburg Md October 22nd 1862 My darling Florence Tis is a cold rainy night + the storm as it falls against my canvass house making music not calculated to cheer or elevate the feelings. I am blue. Why I should feel depressed + sad, I cannot tell.

Byrns, William – October 21, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Camp Near Sharpsburg Md Sunday Eve Octo. 21st 1863 My dear Florence I write just after a visit From an “orderly” who bears bore an shunt but [ ? ] [ ? ] message in his hand from our Col. “Commandments of Companies will be prepared to Move tonight with 3 days [ ? ] victories.”

Byrns, William – October 12, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Camp near Sharpsburg Md. October 12th 1862 My Dear Florence Another week gone to the past + no no important movement made by our Army so far as elates to ourselves. We hear cheering news from the War + hope that tis all true

Winchell, Edward A. – October 6, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection

Camp 2nd Michigan Inf. Upton’s Hill, Va. Oct. 6th 1862 Dear Mother I wrote a short letter to you a day or two ago and not having any thing with which to occupy my time I thought I would write you another short letter to you and hope and trust it will find you enjoying as good health as I am. There has nothing happened of any consequence since I last wrote you

Byrns, William – September 28, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Camp at Blackford’s Ford, Md. September 28th, 1862 Tis the “quiet Sabbath now” but one can hardly realize that it’s the Sabbath, We are busy very busy in arranging the affairs of our comrades which disease and death have put in a good deal of confusion and today we learn of the death of another or our little band of Officers – Lieut. Wilkins Bloodgood died of his wounds Monday

Byrns, William – September 25, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Camp at Blackfords Ford Md. Sept. 25th 1862 My Dear Florence Two of your letters came this morning. The first mail I have received since leaving Washington. I know you must have written.

Byrns, William – September 23, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Camp Morells Division Bank of Potomac Sept. 23rd, 1862 Dear Florence, We occupy the same ground that we did when I wrote you a day or two since. I will stop ad tell you of the great battles in this vicinity.