Battlefield May 13, 1864 Dearest Katie I rec’d your letter containing the button also one of the files and I have made a ring out of the button and will send it to you in this letter & lost the file before I got the ring finished so it looks rather ruff. The files were such as I wished, I shall look for the other by the next mail.
Hd Qrs 14th Regt N.Y.S.M. 2d Brigade 1st Division 1st A.C. October 8th 1863 Brig Genl L. Thomas Adtj Genl U.S.A. General On the 7th inst. thirty six enlisted men belonging to this Regiment arrived here from Annapolis Md. who were captured by the enemy at Gettysburg July 1st 1863
Head Quarters 14th Regt N.S.S.M Camp “Philip Schuyler” Va. Sept 20th 1863 Brig Genl. S. Williams Genl. I respectfully ask permission to visit Brooklyn for Ten (10) days. the reason is as follows. I read in the Newspaper yesterday the obituary notice of the death of my Brother from disease contracted in the sinces; he leave behind him an Orphan Child aged five years and I desire to visit home to provide for the present and future wants of the Child.