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 1 Brig., 2d Cavalry Division, Huntsville Ala March 8 1864 My dear Davidson I have to-day sent to Mrs Iswon a dragt on you for $115 10/x which please pay, and enter on the credit side of your ledger. It is the balance of A’s money which I held in my hands.
Head Quarters 1st Brigade 2d Cav’y Div Reeds Bridge, Caktoosa County Georgia Sept 17, 1863 My dear Brother Here I halt for a few moments to drop you a line. We are still pushing on as you see. I wrote you on the morning of the 13th + sent the letter to Detroit by Ed Owen who has been compelled to resign. We left Chattanooga that afternoon and crossed the line into Georgia.
Camp Bolivar Stevenson, Alabama August 20th 1863 Dear Father Yours of the 6th came to hand day before yesterday was very glad to hear from home once more. there is not much news. we have marched a long ways since I wrote you last. the boys are all well & enjoying themselves finely
Camp at McMinnville Tenn Aug 14 1863 My dear Davidson Yours of 29th ult with postscript of the 30th I received several days ago. I have been looking for another from you in answer to one I sent by Porter enclosing $250. I suppose the money safely reached you. You will see by the heading above that we have again dropped back into Tennesee. We are now cooperating with Genl Van Cleve’s Division which is stationed here. I have met Otis his A.A.G. several times. We are now watching the left flank of our army and East Tennesee. We shall not probably stay here very long. We have been on a couple of scouts since our arrival and in one of them the 4th Mich had three men killed. Our Brigade now consists of 4th Regulars. 4th Michigan. 7th Penna and 3d InDiana. 1st Brigade 2d Cavalry Division. Genl Turchin was removed from the command about two weeks go, and Genl Croaks commands the Division. We however are detached from the Division for the present.
Faetteville Tennessee July 24th 1863 Dear Father After so long a time I have at last the opportunity to write a few lines to you. to let you know how I am getting along. the boys are all well & in fine spirits and I consider myself one of the best as far as good health goes.
Huntsville Alabama July 16, 1863 My dear Brother, We dropped in here yesterday for a few days after diners and sunday wanderings up and down the country. How long we shall remain the military powers that he can only tell. We have been in the saddle nearly all the time since I wrote you last (July 4th).
Camp Stanley near Murfreesboro H’d Qu’rs, 1st Cavalry Brigade February 22d, 1863 My dear Davidson Yours of the 15th inst, No 12, I have just received. Of course I was pleased to hear from you. I had also a week or ten days ago received yours of the 1st and the package slippers and socks. Thank you. The slippers I now have my feet encased in and am exulting in the consciousness of having on a new pair of hose.
Head Quarters. 1st Cavalry Brigade Department of the Cumberland Near Murfreesboro Tenn Feb’y 7./63 My dear Davidson I have sat down here with a pen full of ink which I think I shall spread out and send to you though what I have to say, and what to write about is more than I can think. Since writing you on the 3d I have remained quietly in my tent, not yet being able to do much riding.
Head Quarters 1st Cavalry Brigade Army of the Cumberland Near Murfreesboro Feb’y 2, 1863 My dear Brother I have not heard a word from any one written since the battle. Why have you not written? I wrote you on the 28th Dec 4th ult and 16th ult. Have you not received the letters?