Extract from Gen. A. Mc. D. McCook’s off. Report of the Battle of Shiloh I take great pleasure in calling your attention to the conduct of Col Oliver and a portion of his regiment the 15th Michigan
Murfreesboro Jan 12 1863 Friend Kate, This morning I seat myself to inform you that I am yet well and trust this may find you the same. Well we have taken Murfreesboro and I have no doubt you have seen by the papers long before this. After five days of hard fighting we entered the town. The battle commenced on Tuesday the 30 day of December and ended on Saturday the third of January in the night.