Headquarters 2d Regt W.V. Camp Tilinghast Co B V.A. Oct 20th 1861 Dear Sister I received your letter of Oct 15th yesterday + I am very thankfull to hear from you so often I am well as usual and hope this will find you the same
Washington, Mariadain Hill Oct 13/61 Co. B. 8th Regt Mich Inft Mr John N McDougall Dear Sir We have moved to the seat of war we started the 27th Sept from Fort Wayne Detroit on the steam boat to Cleveland & the cars from there to Pits burg & the cars from there to Harrisburg & ther to Baltimore & then to Washington
Arlington Hights Fast Colors-Warranted not to run. but they did run once for I saw them August 19th 1861 Dear Sister I received your letter of the 11th and was glad to hear from you. I have been quite unwell since the battle of bull runn
Georgetown Heights, D.C. 1861 Camp Mansfield, June 12 Dear College Mates: here we are right in the enimies country, U.S. soldiers! It is hardly possible for me to realize that I am one of Uncle Sam’s soldier who must go and come at his nod, no matter how perilous or disagreable the duty.
George Town Heights, June 12, 1861 Dear Mother and Sisters: You will see that I wrote the forgoing as you will se just before we reached Baltimor. We got there about duck. They did not attack us while going through the city. We were too strong for them; they rather applauded us. We marched 1 ½ miles through the streets.
Washington, Wednesday, June 5th. Hon. A. W. Randall Gov. of Wisconsin Dear Sir I wrote you a hasty note last evening announcing my arrival in this city and expressing the hop that I should be able, at an early hour this morning, to procure an interview with the Secretary of War and lay before hime the business with which you had charged me. I failed to see Gen. Cameron this morning as he was not at the War Department; but I was fortunate enough to find the Secretary of State disengaged and obtained from him a very urgent recommendation in favor of the acceptance of a full Brigade from our State.
Astor House, N.Y. April 30, 1861. Dear Governor Your despatch of the 29th came to hand about noon, today. I immediately telegraphed, in reply, that I would attend to your requests. Accordingly, I called on Gen. Wool, who commands this Department; requested an order for arms and an officer to muster our Wisconsin contingents into service, and I read your despatch to him. The General referred me to Washington which I cannot reach before tomorrow night