New Berlin, Maryland July 16th /63Dear Father & Mother Make no doubt but your anxiety for me will be very great having no chance to write to you and if I had I dont know how I should have got them mail I mail one more than a week ago but am unable to say how far it went for there as been so much trouble along the railroads that mail trains could not proceed. I have written three letters since we left Virginia in fact I have embraced every opportunity to inform you of my whereabouts
Camp Gray March 1st Dr Father & Mother When your letter arrived here in Camp I was absent. We had marching orders last Wednesday night at 12 oclock to be ready by 2 oclock that morning so we went to work rolling up our blankets and puting up feed for our selves and Horses.
Washington DC Feb 8 63 Head Qtrs. Co I 6th Regt. Mich. Cavalry Estemed friends Uncle your very friendly and most welcom leter is recived with great pleasure and contends notice tho I have delaid writing on acount of my business being so urgent but I have a very little time to spare on this beautifull sabath day My dear uncle you have spoken of many things in your leter that I will not be able dwell very lengthly upon but I will endever to give som reply tho it will bee very short