Head Quarters 11th Michigan Cavalry Camp Ella Bishop Lexington Ky Mr. E P Potter Sir having a little spare time this sunday evening. though I would not improve the time to a better advantage then – writing to you. Well wee have arrived at our destination. have been here three weeaks & it is most dredful cold weather
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
Camp Nelson Lexington, Ky. December 24th, 1863 Dear Mary, this is the first oppertunety I have had since I left Camp Lee to write. I am well as usual & hope you the same. we left Kalamazoo the 18 of December & arived here in Lexington the 24 at night. We left Kalam about 10 o’clock at night & runn down to the Grand Junction. at 3 miles west of Detroit we then directed our discourse toward Toledo, Ohio, at which place we arived at about Saturdaye evening
Camp near Lagrange Tenn. August 3rd 63 Dear Uncle & Aunt, It is with pleasure I take this opportunity of informing you of my present health which is very good & so if all of the rest of the boys. Edwin has been sick but he is well now hope this may find you well & enjoying life which of course you are for there is nothing to prevent as I can see
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
Camp Near Ky River July 23/63 Dear Sister I received your letter the other day and was glad to hear that you were well we have been moving about so so much that I don’t get a chance to write when I want to we are camped in the woods close to the Ky River this is the fourth Camping ground we have had
Pomeroy, Ohio July 23, 1863 Dear Mother, I wrote Father a few lines right after we had routed Morgan at Buffington Island near Portland – this states informing you all of our success and of my safety. This chase of ours is, I think, the longest on record in this country. It was a very fatiqueing march with little sleep & short rations. Many were left along the line completely worn out but strange as it may seem, I stood it better day by day and never felt stringer and better than I do now.
Camp fry near hickmans Bridge July the 21 1863 ky Wall my dear wife as i have the opertunety of [chewed away] more riting to you [chewed away] you know that i am [chewed away] fare prospect of gaining my helth as good as it was before wall Sina i was glad to hear that you injoyed your self the forth
July the 19 1863 [chewed away] Wall my dear wife i [chewed away] a letter from you last [chewed away] and was glad to hear fro[chewed away] you and to hear that you was injoying your self i think when i hear from you that i wood like to be there but i cant so i will stay hear
Lagrange July 15th 63 I received your kind letter the 13th & now as I have a few moments to spare will answer it When I last wrote Edwin was not very well but he is now returned to duty & is growing fat I received a letter from Mother & they were all well but Duane has a lame back R. C. Nyman has got home Now before I go any farther lets Hurah for Vicksburg, Port Hudson & the invasion of Lee in Pennsylvania & Morgan in Indiana for the first we have reason be glad that the fall of their strong hold did not make more of our men bite the dust
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.
On board “Jno T. Macombs” Sunday July 12, 1863 Dear Father I dropped you two short lines from Westport but fear that they may not reach you for some time so write again now. My last was mailed at Lawrenceburg on the 9th inst. at which time I gave you some account of our march upto that time.
Sunday July 12/63 Westport Ky. Ohio River Dear Father Reached this place via Eminence & Lagrange 12 o’c last night having marched 60 miles since night before last 9 o’c which we think forced marching. Morgan is over in Indiana & I presume we will follow him this AM but cant tell marching orders come sudden.
In Camp near Hickmans Bdg June 25 1863 Dear Father Yours of the 19th was handed me this evening by the Postmaster just from Mt. Sterling with the regiment. You need feel no farther anxiety about my health for it is very good now and I feel as well as I have since leaving Michigan. I have written to you nearly every three days since leaving home, do you get all my letters?
Louisville Ky May the 26th 1863 Dear Friends We leave for the Regt today or tomorrow direct to the regt as usual I will make arrangement with one of the 25th Mich. Infantry on provost guard in the city to have my mail sent to me
January the 24th 1863 it is verry fine wether here to day the birds ar singing as if it was spring and the sun shines quite warm but it is very muddy under foot we ar going to move camp to day down to the depo so we will be within a fiew rods of the depo Telegraph Office and the express office
Head Quarters Co M. Detatchment 2nd Mich. Cav. In Camp at Munfordville Ky January 5th 1863 Dear. Father & Mother. I received your letter this evening dated the 29th With Several others from homer. it has been over one month since I have heard from home I do not believe the letters come through all right. I know I have written two letters to one that I have received.
Tuesday, January 13, 1863.
The credulity of woman
on the subject of being
loved, is very great; they
often mistake a common
liking for a particular
regard, and on this
up a castle in the air
and fill it with it
with all the
of their bright hopes
and confiding loved
and where some start-
ing fact destroys the
vision they feel as if
the whole oration were
a blank to them, and
they the most in
It is safer to be very
on the subject
of being loved; but if
you do make the
mistake, take all the
blame to yourself
and save your
by if you cannot
keep your heart from
Head Quarters Co M Detachment 2nd Mich Cav. In Camp at Munfordsville Ky. Dec 27th 1862 Dear Father & Mother It is with pleasure that I attempt to write to you once more although I have some very bad news to relate. I am well and so is the rest of the Boys as far as I know. I will commence my story and do the best I can. well our Battallion left Castillian Springs or Gallatin either place it does not make much difference we were as near one as the other.
Head Quarters Co M Detachment 2nd Michigan Castillian Springs Cav Tenn. Dec 14th 1862. Dear Father It has been some time since I have heard from home and wishing to learn how you all are getting along I thought I would write a few lines this morning. we have had a long and wearisome march since the last time I wrote you at ,Glasgow Kentucky, we arrived at Hartsville the day after the fight they had with Morgan and our men got whipped rather bad, it was on account of two regiments of Ohio men
No 4 In Camp about 6 miles SE of Nashville Tenn Nov 23, 1862 My dear Brother Yours No 3 dated the 11th inst I received Thursday last. Since I wrote you last you see I have made a forward moves. I have not yet recovered from my diarrhea, and do not know when I shall. It seems to have settled on our army like a curse and cannot be eradicated.
Camp in Lincoln County 5 miles from Stanford Ky Oct 17, 1862 My dear Mother Hearing that the teams are to return to Louisville to-morrow I must seize the only means of carrying a letter & send this.
/62 Corinth Sept 9th Mississippi Dear Father I take this opportunity to write a few lines you to inform you of our health. there is no more of the boys sick accept those three that were sick the last time I wrote you.
so good by for this time and write soon from Henry Henry Camp Parkhurst Murfreesboro Tenn May 11th 1862 Dear Parents it is with pleasure that I now improve this opportunity of answering your letter which I received the 9th and was glad too hear from you again