Sowle, George H. – November 7, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection Rare and Notable

Head Quarters U.S. Forces Winchester, Va. Nov. 7 1864 Colonel, I have the honor to state that G.H. Sowle Co. G 5 Michigan Cavalry this day entered on lines from the direction of Berryville and reported as follows. He was taken prisoner by men of Mosby’s command on the Maeadanuged Road near Newtown and by them taken to a camp on the Berryville and Winchester Turnpike.

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