Tenn Fort Nigly Nashville July 14 1865 Dear Sister Mett I received a letter from you yesterday and was very glad to hear from you for I havent had one in a long time I began to to think I was never going to get home
Camp Near Louisville Ky June 15th 1865 From Wm Slater to Miss Ann Clark Northville for to a muse a few moment of time I though I would drop a few lines once more to you as I cant hear from you at all to say wither you are living or dead but I suppose you are all right as I be or expect so
Washington D.C. May 30th 1865 Dear Mett I received your letter of the twenty second yesterday and was very glad to hear from you I am well yet and waiting very patiently to start home we dont know when we will go yet. thare is a thousand and one reports
May 26th /65 Washington, D.C. Friday morning Dear sister Mariette as our marching is over and we are again in camp I am going to try and answer your letters as soon as I get them. your letter which I recd last night found me well. But I tell you we have had an awful hard march since I wrote to you last. I believe the last time I wrote to you we were in Golds Boro N.C.
Head-Quarters Second Brigade, Second Division Cavalry, Macon Ga, May 18 1865 My dear Davidson I broke off abruptly in my last on the 9th inst to start after the redoubtable Jeff Davis. I was not one of the fortunate 150 who caught the above named gentleman, but I have the plesant knowledge that if he hadn’t fallen into Pritchards hands, we should have taken him in out of the cold. We had gone down on the road in front of him to cut him off. However the 4th Michigan caught him, and, at that we shouted most lustily, and threw up our apologies for hats.
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
City Point May 6 1865 V. A. Dear Father Cousin Brothers & Sister I take the earlest opportunity to let you know whare I am & what I have been adoing we arrived at the above names Place Stoped 4 days in the mud & rain without tents wet & cold all of the time. went from thence to Burrsville 5ds march rain & mud to march through camped 2 days started for Richmon 6“ march 2 ds without a mouth ful to eat some starved some sun struck & died
kiss Camp Stoneman D.C. May 6th 1865 My Darling Wife My Mary. Yours of the 28th I received last eve you may be sure I was glad to hear you had at last heard from me. I think it strange you had not received two letters I wrote you from the National Hotel at Washington
April 28, 1865 Camp near Raleigh, N.C. E.W. Curtis Dear Friend I am just in receipt of yours of 9th of the present month to which I have read with interest. I am well and have been since I left Bridgeport it being two months today. This Army is in a lively condition as the Rebellion has played out as near as I can get at it
Camp of the 13th Mich Inf Martha’s Vineyard, N.C. Apr 24 1865 Bro & Sister I take the opportunity to write you again – the last letter received from you was dated March 5th & am looking for another every day I am a little anxious to learn what has been done with my things I left with you I am enjoying better health than I have at any time within the past two years Lafe Hiram Charles Lorenzo Hitchcock Jim Storey & geo Hampown are all well
Washington D.C. April 23rd 1865 My Mary. My Own Darling Wife. “Clarke” has turn ed up at last. “Blake” and I made our grand entrce into this place about noon today. We left Detroit by way of the boat for Cleveland thursday night.
Raleigh, N.C. April 22nd 1865 Dear Sister It has been some time now since I have had a letter from you. I am well get and congratulating my self on coming home in a few months. We have marched from Goldsboro here since last I wrote and got Johnson cornered so he has surendered to Gen. Sherman.
Seventh Mich. Cav. Near Petersburg Va April 21st 1865 Dear People – Yesterday quite sudden – as you perhaps might have noticed – just at that time I heard them blow “pack up” We moved only about a mile – now we are right on the sub of the city.
Nashville April 11th Camp 9 Regt. Mich, Inft. V.V. Bro John Your letter of the 1th came to hand this day noon it found me in health and in the best of Spirits. as is the case of the Soldiers. after such victories as our Army has been gaining for the past few day’s. the Majority of the Regt. thinks we shall see our own State (Mich.) in a few month,
Judiciary Square Hospt April 29 1865 Dear Sister You letter of the 26 came to hand in due tome also you photo which I think is better than the old one although it looks older and in short not as will as the original of the same
Goldsburo N.C. March 29th 1865 Dear Sister I received a letter from you yester day and was more than glad to hear from you for it is all most the first one I have had for over two months I received one from Myron yesterday the first I have had since I left Savanah.
Hd Qrs 3 Brig 2 Div 15 AC Goldsboro NC 27 March 1865 My Dear Wife I have just received your letters of the 3 November 24 January 20 of February & 2d March also a note of my dearst Willy 24 January. You My own were the first and indeed the only one as yet to tell me anything about confirmations I suppose one will hear officially in a day or so Your letter of March 2d came first & was very welcome fully as much & as the news in the paper. I expected opposition & would not been greatly surprised to have been defeated as there seems to be no way to reach the rascals who malign me so persistantly
Hd Qrs Battery 7 1st Mich Lt Arty Senoir Institute NC March 27th 1865 My Dear Hattie Man proposes but Genl Sherman disposes of this army according to his own ideas of military tactics. When I last wrote you at Goldsboro we expected to have marched the next day to the assistance of Sherman; but lo and behold the army halted and threw up fortifications
Head-Quarters Military Division of the Mississippi, In the field, Fayetteville N.C. March 14th 1865. Special Field Orders. No 31 Extract II Upon Surgeons Certificate of disability for wounds received in battle thirty (30) days leave of absence is hereby granted 1st Lt. Jos. H. Hornback Co. “K” 1st Regt Ala. Vol. Caly. The Quarter Master Dept will furnish transportation to New York.
Camp near Kingston March 12 the 1865 Dear Father & mother & sisters I Rec your letter a few minutes a go and was very glad to hear from you to hear that you was well and enjoying good health I am as well as usual hoping that these few lines will find you injoying the same blessing Norton is well and tuff as a bear last night John and William Slants came to see him and he feels pretty good he dident know that they was here
Fort Morgan, Ala March 3rd 1865 Dear Folks at home Your kind letter of Feb 5th has come to hand it found me very busy, and I cannot take the time write you a long letter in reply I am very busy working, from 7 oclock A.M. till 9 oclock P.M. and the worst of it is that there is no prospect of getting caught up on the work
Camp Russel Feb 23th 1865 Dear Sister I have waited a long time in vain for a letter from you but I am satisfied you have not neglected to write so long as this This is the fourth letter I have written to you and have not rec but one in return that was dated Nov 13th/64 and you spoke about sending some papers I have not rec a mich paper from any body
Head-Quarters Second Brigade, Second Division Cavalry, Corps Military Division of the Mississippi North West Corner of “Alabamy” Feb 22 1865 My dear Davidson We still remain in the identical spot where we dropped down on the 25th of last month. Our huts, kennels and stables are now all completed
Hd Qrs 7th Mich Cav Camp Russell Va Feb 21st 1865 Dear folks at home – I arrived here in camp about 3 P.M. to day – found every thing all lovely – some few arrived yesterday and some havent got here yet I left Baltimore yesterday Monday at 3-30 p.m. I stoped in Harpers ferry last night