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
Chattanooga, Tenn June 17, 1865 Martin, Flora, John, Bruce and Ella Dear Children, I have been hoping for a long time that I should get released and get home with you before this. But everything is so unsettled that it has seemed necessary to keep us until now. Orders have to pass from General Thomas to General Steedman and then to the Brigade Commander and from him to the Commander of the Regiment.
Hd Qrs. 8” Mich Cavalry April 1” 1865 Warner J. B. Capt Comdg Co “A” Requests return of within named absentees to their commands. Re[ ? ] from A.A.G Office D.C. to Inft Hospitals Nashville
Head Quar 2 Brig. 2 Div. Cav’y Corps Columbia Tenn. Jan’y 15/65 My dear Davidson Thus far leave we again proceeded on our Southward jaunt. We left Louisville on the 28th ult and by easy marches have arrived here on our way to Eastport Miss. We have for the last day or two been riding over the battle field of Nashville & Franklin.
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
Head Quarters Co. G. 4th Mich In Murfreesboro Tenn Dec. 28th 1864 Dear Mother We have bean here since the 23th waiting for transpotation to go an join the 4th army core we were put in the 20 when we first came here butt that has feel through I think we will join Thomas, we have packed up twice in three days and we are here yet.
Hd Qrs 7th Mich Cav December 24th 1864 My dear folk at home. Last night came the welcome letter from home – Loraines of Dec the 17th. I was just getting to go to bed when – I heard in the clear cold night air Stew and Shafer. a letter for you.
Head Qrs 2d Brig. 2d Div Cav’y Corps Military Div of the Mississippi Louisville Ky Dec 3 1864 My dear Davidson I have refrained from writing to you for the last two weeks hoping that I would be able to see you “in [ ? ] persons” every day but you see what a damper has been placed upon my writing aspirations by the enclosed which I received to-day.
Head-Quarters 1st Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Department of the Cumberland, Foot of Kennesaw Mt, G’a June 25th 1864. My dear Davidson My time being my own for the next hour unless “boots and saddles” should sound. I will again talk to you a little. You are getting a great deal behind in your correspondence.
8 or 10 miles from Marietta Ga In the woods June 18, 1864 My dear Davidson It is a rainy, cheerless, miserable day and I cannot pass a few minutes in a better manner than in writing to you. Since I wrote you on the 12th we have moved forward about three miles. On the 15th the move was made and we were again engaged in skirmishing with the rebels. In fact we are fighting nearly every day (some part of our forces). We are upon the extreme left of the army and “jam” up against the enemy. Yesterday I rode around the picket lines and the rebel [ ? ] were in plain sight and within good range. The pickets were not firing on each other as there appeared to be a tacit agreement between them to remain quiet. I went out between the lines and picked the enclosed which I sen you. When we walked out (our horses we had to leave behind) the rebel pickets moved their hats to us.
Near Dallas Ga about 30 miles north of Atlanta. May 26, 1864 My dear Davidson I shall try to send this by Lawton who starts for home in a day or two. He received a severe wound through the shoulder the day before yesterday in a skirmish at Dallas.
Head Quarters 1st Brigade 2d Cav’y Div 4 miles South of Kingston Ga. May 20/64 My dear Davidson We are at the front as you see. Since I wrote you on the 11th from Villanous we have been constantly on the move. One the 15th we went to within three miles of Rome where we ran on to a large force of the rebels.
H’d Qrs 1st Brig 2nd Cavy Div Villanous Ga May 14, 1864 My dear Davidson There has been fighting for the last three days in front of us, not very heavy, but the cannonading could be distinctly heard. Johnson is now said to have evacuated Dalton and fallen back towards Rome.
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.
Nashville Tenn February 14, 1864 My dear Davidson Yours of 24th + 31st ult I received a few days ago. I have also received the diary you sent me. Thank you for it. I will forward to you my old one at the first opportunity. I have been here for the last two weeks as a witness at the trial of Col Minty.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 26th December 1863 Major Sinclair A.A. Genl Sir: I [ ? ] to hand you the following report of the operations of the 1st Brigade 2nd Cavalry Division from the 13th to the 24th Sept. and including the Battle of Chicamauga.
Head Quarters 1st Brigade 2d Cav’y Div Maysville Ala 10 miles N.E. of Huntsville Flint River Bridge Oct 20, 1863 My dear Davidson Down in this Dixie I shall attempt to write you a few lives. After wandering to and fro up and down the country, we have settled here for a few days. On 26th Sept and 7th Oct I wrote you a line each day to let you know that all was well with me. Since then I have been perfectly well physically but mentally and morally in a bad way. As things have been managed lately in this command we have been in a terribly swearing mood. But no matter.
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.
[ ? ] Knob Ky. Sept. 19th 1862 My Dear Ida If you were on the hills at whose base we lay, you could get a pretty good birds eye view of the Army of the Ohio. Wood’s Division is in the advance, six miles from here.
Somerset Ky. Feb. 11th 1862 My Dear Ida. Yours of the 30th ult. came to hand on Sunday. There has been considerable delay in your letters reaching me, but I have finally got them all as numbered. I have also received several papers. The one in which my letter to you is published has not yet arrival, but Capt. Sligh got one, which was circulated some in camp.