Newport [ ? ] Ky Aug. 5 1883 My dear Colonel: Yours of the 26 all duly received I never joined the Society of the Army of the Potomac until last May, as I never before had an opportunity to attend any of its meetings, and while in Washington I also joined the Society of the Cavalry Corps.
Seventh Mich Cav. Camp near Petersburg Va Sunday May 7th 65 Dear people at home A beautiful morning this – the weather was exceedingly warm yesterday – the hotest of the season – so far = thanks to the cool breeze that fans us poor fellows this morning. When I wrote you last – Expected that we would leave here
Camp near Petersburg, Va. April 20th, 65 Friend Elon, I recd. your letter of the 26th & you may bet I was glad to hear from you & to hear that Rube was once more out of the hands of the Rebs. He was in luck to get out alive. I was expecting everyday to hear bad news from him but I hope now he has got home he will come around alright.
Birk Station Apr. 12 1865 Dear Sister, I am writing to you today to letting you know that I am well and that I saw the rebellion we had been fighting them every day for eleven days. That morning it commenced at day light. Our division was dismounted and sent out on the skirmish line. We fought them about two hours so General Sheridan could get the infantry in position then we moved our horses and charged on them but there met Genl. Lee with a party of men working on terms.
Before Petersburg Jan. 31st 1sxt Divl field Hosp. 9thA.C. ‘65 Dear Cousin Yours of Jan 13th came to hand last week. I take this opportunity to reply in haste for tis already past ten o’clock. I received a letter from home yesterday, the folks were all well, twas tip to sleighing. We had had no snow here since I wrote you before, twice. the ground has been covered about half an inch deep. At present the ice on the ponds is frozen about two inches thick.
Waterloo Ala Jan the 14 1865 Dear Uncle as I have a little spare time I thought that I would improve it writing to you we went into camp here on the 2d of Jan and had orders to fix up winter quarters and have got evry thing fixed up quite comfortable
Camp of the 7 Michigan Oct the 24 1864 Dear wife it is with pleasure that isit down to rite afew lines to you to let you know that iam well at prest and hope thes few lines may find you the same ireceived your kind letter of the 16 this morning and was glad to hear that you was all well iwas sorry to hear that you had not got the money that isent you
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
Middletown Va Aug 14 1864 Monday Dear Father We had a pleasant trip from City Point to Washington but only [ ? ] at the latter place during Saturday + part of Sunday last then moved via Rockville Poolesville [ ? ] to Harpers Ferry.
Camp 1st Mich Cavalry May 26th 1864. Dear Parents your letter of April 29th is received. I was very glad to hear from you again. I am well and unharmed yet. we have had some very hard fighting and have got agood deal more to do befor we get Richmond I wrote you a letter from Malvern Hill
I Velma E Gunning cherishes this Book. It is over 100 years old. And I [ ? ] [ ? ] my 86th Birthday. I was born on May tenth 1907. My husband’s Father (John W. Gunning) severed in the Civil War also. He was the drumer boy. I have never heard a Negro say “Thank You” to norther who enlisted to free the slaves. Asa Smith Byersvillel Livingston Co. New York Jan. 28th / 64 1. Jan 28 Grand Rapids Mich Enlisted in the service of the US Sixth Michigan Cavalry Co. H. Enlisted by Sergt. J.L. Martin Drew one set of dishes
9th Corps Head Quarters 1st Div Before Petersburg Verginia March 30th 1863 Dear parents & Friends Well this is a very rainy day Andrew & I are all right yet. The rebels succeeded in surprising our boys the other morning Saturday 25, they broke our lines. I see the papers gives a prity correct account of it only some accounts say we captured only three or fore stans of colers