Brownsville Sta Arkansas Dec. 23 64 Dear Father As I was thinking it a long time since I received a letter from you and forgetting whether I had answered or not will now improve the present This leaves us well I mean all but John Bonesteel he has a bad cough Hope this may find you enjoying good health which is the source of happiness
Brownsville Sta Ark Dec 18 /64 Dear Wife As I have just come from meeting & have a few moments to spare will improve them by answering yours of Dec. 2nd which was received to night and you may be assured it was perused with the greatest of pleasure & it found me enjoying life as well as one can and be a soldier
Brownsville Dec 14th 64 Dear Jane Just thought of home and the loved ones that are there and made up my mind to let them know how I am getting along also the rest of the Boys We are all well now I have been having the Ague for a few weeks last but now have broke it up and am feeling quite well It has been some time since I received any mail from you
DuValls Bluff June 17th /64 Dear Wife I have a few moments to spare and will improve them by answering your lette of June 7th You may be assured that it was perused with the greatest of pleasure it found me enjoying life as well as could be expected under circumstances All of the rest of the boys are well Edwin received a letter [chewed] Mother dated the same as mine
Direct M. H. Hogmire Co C 3rd Regt. Mich Cavalry Little Rock Arkansas May 24th 64 Dear Wife You will see by the heading of this that We are once more in the field and in the land of the enemy But I can say this leaves us all well but a few of the new recruits and they have only the Dysentery and of course they all will have to go through a course of them Edwin is out on picket to day and is well
Letters of David O. Dodd with Biographical Sketch By Dallas T. Herndon David Owen Dodd was hanged at Little Rock, as a Confederate spy, on January 8, 1864. He was convicted on evidence contained in a notebook which he carried at the time of his arrest.
Tuesday Dec 9th Holey Springs Dear Wife I have got able to go to my Regt got a discharge from the Hospital & am now waiting a chance to go the provition train will be in tomorrow & then I go to the boys they have done some hard fighting but I heard that none of them have been killed they have taken over 700 prisoners & a sargeant told me that the Colonel Commanding got word that Price had surendered his whole army to Gen. Steel & I dont doubt it for they desert from him by hundreds