White House Va. May 17th 1862 My Dear Mary. I do not know when another opportunity to write you will come. and thought I do not fell feel like writing, “the present is all I have.” Last Thursday we came here only five miles from Cumberland, or Indian Pt. Landing.
Fredericksburg, Va. May 13, 1862 Dear Father: We are now camped on the banks of the Rappahannock exactly opposite Fredericksburg. We came here last Saturday evening, and at the same time some of McDowell’s forces crossed the river. We were brought here to reinforce them in case they are attacked.
Headquarters Camp Near Yorktown V.A. Fifth Reg’t Michigan Volunteers, Comp D April 17th 1862 My Dear Why is it that I have not heard from you lately are you sick or anything verry bad happened to you or paul + our little girl. the last that I heard was from Lib announceing that Paul was verry sick.