Colby, Lloyd H. – December 5, 1865

Michigan Civil War Collection

West Point December 5th/65 Dear Cousin I now take my pen in hand to inform you that I am well and in good [health It has been a long time since I have heard from Stewartstown I have almost forgoton there is such a place. It has been a long time since I have had a letter from you

Colby, Lloyd H. – September 4, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection

Near the Weldon Railroad September 4th 1864 Dear Cousin I now take my pen in hand to inform you that I am well I received your kind letter of the 25th and Glad was I to hear from N. H. after so long a time.

Colby, Lloyd H. – August 24, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection

On the Weldon Railroad Aug 24th 1864 Dear Cousin I received your letter of the 14 the other day And glad was I to hear from N. H. The 18th we left our Camp in front of Petersburg our whole Corps was on the move the 2d Division of our Corps was a head

Colby, Lloyd H. – August 4, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection

Petersburg Va Aug 4th 1864 Dear Cousin I now take my pen in hand to inform you that I am well I have not heard eney thing from Stewartstown for Some time I thought I would write you a few lines thinking that I might get an answer Last Spring when so many Wisconsin Brave sons was going to fill up the broken rank of our Nation I thought it my duty to Volinteer and go to my Country’s call all though it was hard to part with home and go and face the rebel bullets but the 26th of last Feb. I enlisted in Company B 6th Reg Wisconsin Vol and went into Camp at Madison

Pointon, Mair – July 21, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Before Petersburg, Va July 21st 1864 Dear Brother Yours of 18th in st came to hand last night also one of July 10th I recd night of 19th I was glad to hear that Fannie had arrived for her eyes did not get any better while she was in Indiana She used to strong medicine for them When my eyes was Sore I used Nitre of Silver

Crandall, Frank M. – May 13, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Battlefield May 13, 1864 Dearest Katie I rec’d your letter containing the button also one of the files and I have made a ring out of the button and will send it to you in this letter & lost the file before I got the ring finished so it looks rather ruff. The files were such as I wished, I shall look for the other by the next mail.

Haskell, Frank A. – May 6, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Head Quarters, 36th Regt. Wis. Vol’s. Camp Randall near Madison, Wis. May 6th, 1864. Brig. Genl. Gaylord, Adj’t. Genl. of Wis. Sir:- I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy of the Monthly Return of the 36th Wis. Volunteers (Infy) for the Month of April. I am Very Respectfully Your Obd Servt s/ F. A. Haskell Col. Comdg.

Pointon, Mair – April 7, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Camp of 6th Wisc [ ? ] April 7th 1864 Dear Brother & Sister Your long looked for letter has at last arrived had almost given up ever receiving another letter from you We are in the same Camp near Culpeper Our duty is picketing and [ ? ] which is not very heavy picket duty

Haskell, Frank A. – April 5, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection

Head Quarters Co “A” 36th Regt Camp Randall April 5th /64 Guards pass Martin Haskell a Private of Co “A” 36th Regt Wis Vol Inf to Madison on Business for the Compy and return at 3 oclock P.M.

Pointon, Mair – March 2, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Camp near Culpepper Va March 2nd 1864 Dear Brother We are once more back to old Virginia and on the same old tramping ground 23 of our co reinlisted and 14 men is all we brought back with us and 3 of them are recruits The rest of the Co took French furloughs and left for home the same day they reported in Milwaukee

Cutler, Lysander – October 8, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection

Hd Qrs 14th Regt N.Y.S.M. 2d Brigade 1st Division 1st A.C. October 8th 1863 Brig Genl L. Thomas Adtj Genl U.S.A. General On the 7th inst. thirty six enlisted men belonging to this Regiment arrived here from Annapolis Md. who were captured by the enemy at Gettysburg July 1st 1863

Kellogg, John A. – September 20, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection

Head Quarters 14th Regt N.S.S.M Camp “Philip Schuyler” Va. Sept 20th 1863 Brig Genl. S. Williams Genl. I respectfully ask permission to visit Brooklyn for Ten (10) days. the reason is as follows. I read in the Newspaper yesterday the obituary notice of the death of my Brother from disease contracted in the sinces; he leave behind him an Orphan Child aged five years and I desire to visit home to provide for the present and future wants of the Child.

Pointon, Mair – September 3, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Camp at Rappahannock Sept 3rd/63 Dear Brother + Sister It is over a month since I heard from you and I do not know what to think wheather you are all sick or So busy you have no time to write I have waited as long as I can for an answer to my last

Cutler, Lysander – August 14, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection

Head Quarters 2d Brigade 1st Division 1st A.C. August 14, 1863 General Order No 39 Officers and Soldiers of the 2d Brigade: Having tendered my resignation and the same having been accepted by the President it becomes my duty to take leave of you as your Commanding Officer: In doing so, I have no words of censure or of mere flattery to address to you: Since I have been your commander, you have been required to perform much fatiguing, arduous and dangerous service: The alacrity and patience with which you have performed your marches, and your willing submission to a strict discipline, have met my entire approbation.

Huntington, Howard J. – July 5, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection Rare and Notable

On the Battlefield near Gettysburg Penn. July 5th, 1863 Dear Father and Mother: I will write you now and send it when I have an opportunity. The greatest battle of the War has been fought at this place. It commenced last Wednesday the first and lasted three days. The Rebel Army under Lee attacked us with a forced greatly superior to our own and has been repulsed. The field is ours and Lee has now to take the defensive.

Pointon, Mair – June 11, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Head Quarters 1st Brig 1st Div 1st Army Corps June 11th 1863 Dear Brother I received your most welcome letter this afternoon mail Glad to hear you are all well I am well We are in our old camp (that is the one we came to after coming back to this side of R yet But have had everything ready to march 3 different times

Pointon, Mair – May 11, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Camp near White Oak Church, Va May 11 1863 Dear Brother I received your most interesting letter last night. Glad to hear you are all well as this leaves me at present. We have had some hard times since we left Belle Plain. Our regiment has been where they was hard fighting

Pointon, Mair – April 18, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

HeadQuarters 4th Brigade 1st corps 1st Division Camp near Belle Plain Va April 18th 1863 Dear Brother + Sister I received yours of 13th tonight Glad to hear you are well I am well at present and hope to continue So. I sent you a comforter by mail to keep for me

Pointon, Mair – January 7, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Head Quarters Meindretta Brigade Camp near Belle Plain Jan 7th 1863 Dear Brother and Sister I received your Kind letter yesterday Was glad to hear from you I am well and hope you are all the same I received Effies likeness all safe and sound There is nothing going on here everything is quiet Nice weather splendid nights I ever saw in my life I have had bad luck I lost my Pocket Book with Dollars in it – I have sent Mother 60 dollars and would have sent her more if I had not lost my pocket Book

Pointon, Mair – November 2, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Camp in the Field Old Virginia 2nd Nov 1862 Dear Sister and Brother I recd your much welcome letter day before yesterday and we have moved every day since so I had no time to write We are now in old Virginia again all pushing forward as fast as posibles The rebels are in Snicker’s Gap seven miles from here

Pointon, Mair – September 20, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Ind Camp Near Sharpsburg Sept 20th 1862 Dear Brother I now take this opportunity to let you know I am safe I will have to write a short letter for the mail leaves at 11 oclock Our Regt was in the last 4 Battles 2 in Virginia 2 in Maryland the [ ? ] last we lost a great many wounded

Pointon, Mair – August 6, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Camp Francis Va aug 6th/62 Dear Brother + Sister I red you last over a week ago while out on a reconnoitering expedition towards Orange Court House The force was commanded by Gen Gibbons (commanding Gen) There was 2d Wis Regt – our Regt of his Brigade = one of Gen Patricks 30 N.Y. 2 Squadrons of cavalry from Harris Light Cavalry and one Squadron of 3d Indiana Cav. also Washington’s Battery of artillery