Head-Quarters 1st Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Department of the Cumberland, In the trenches before Atlanta GA 8 P.M. August 4 1864 My dear Davidson Your of 28th ult with the enclosed deed I received this afternoon. You may sign and send it to Lyon for me. See that the taxes have been paid. You can invest the funds as you profore. or can use them yourself if you choose.
In the trenches before Atlanta GA August 2, 1864 My dear Davidson Your last two I received yesterday. 14th + 24th I think. You are improveing. and may after a while regain your firmer position. We are soldiering now with a [ ? ].
Head-Quarters 1st Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Department of the Cumberland, Foot of Kennesaw Mt, G’a June 25th 1864. My dear Davidson My time being my own for the next hour unless “boots and saddles” should sound. I will again talk to you a little. You are getting a great deal behind in your correspondence.
8 or 10 miles from Marietta Ga In the woods June 18, 1864 My dear Davidson It is a rainy, cheerless, miserable day and I cannot pass a few minutes in a better manner than in writing to you. Since I wrote you on the 12th we have moved forward about three miles. On the 15th the move was made and we were again engaged in skirmishing with the rebels. In fact we are fighting nearly every day (some part of our forces). We are upon the extreme left of the army and “jam” up against the enemy. Yesterday I rode around the picket lines and the rebel [ ? ] were in plain sight and within good range. The pickets were not firing on each other as there appeared to be a tacit agreement between them to remain quiet. I went out between the lines and picked the enclosed which I sen you. When we walked out (our horses we had to leave behind) the rebel pickets moved their hats to us.
The 23d [ ? ] Corps will be reorganized as follows, to take effect on the 11 [ ? ] Attached to 2nd Division, Comd by Brig Genl H M Judah Battery “F” 1st Mich Artillery