Iron Brigade Reunion 1897 Ribbon for 2nd, 6th, and 7th Wisconsin Infantries, 19th Indiana Infantry, and the 24th Michigan Infantry.
Office of B.R. Fort [ ? ] Ala Feb 15th 67 Dear Knox I have the honor to acknowledge the Recpt of your form of the 10th Inst. and in answer to say that I am still in the “ripper drawer of the” Bureau for the Dist of North Alabama, and still stand forked End downwards.
HOPE Douglas Hospital Nov 5th/65 Dear Sister This is a cold blustering day. A day in which true comfort can be easier found inside the wall of a close room than out of doors within the blast of the kene [ ? ] wind.
Sergt Spencer C. Bronson 44th Co. 2d Battalion V. C. C. Douglas Hospital Washington DC
Georgetown D.C. April 13th 1865 Major Underwood You will please pay to [ ? ] G. W Ripley Sack money as due me for the months of January February & March as I am unable to come there an account of wounds.
Judiciary Square Hospt April 29 1865 Dear Sister You letter of the 26 came to hand in due tome also you photo which I think is better than the old one although it looks older and in short not as will as the original of the same
Judiciary Square March 18″-65 Dear Sister We are at present favored with regular spring weather. High wind swtshine and rain as a variety are given us many times during one day. Yesterday we had three distinct showers one half of the 24 hours
Judicary Square Hospital Washington December 15th 1864 Dear Sister You will see by the above that I have change my base since last I wrote On the morning of the 12th inst I received orders to report to the 47th Co 2nd Bat V.R.C. at this place I arrived here about noon of that day & immediately went into winter quarters.
Cliffburn Barracks Washington DC October 16th 1864 Dear Sister This is an ideal autumnal morning The high winds whisle around on all sides of our barrack vainly trying to gain admitence to our closed compacked room.
Sir I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your check for $127 11-100 pay for the month of June 1864 Very Respectfully Your Obt Svt F. W. Oakley Capt & AQM
Douglass Hospital Washington DC May 19th 1864 Dear Sister I am still in this Hospt’ having been here one week My wound is doing as well as can be expected. It has not been so painful the past week as it was the previous week before.
Head Quarters B Co 7 Wis Vet April 24 1864 Dear Sister It is a very warm morning & were it not for a cool breeze (sent to us by Neptune from the ocean) the weather would be almost intolerable. The past week has been very pleasant no rain having falling to make the roads impassable & thus keep us confined to our camp
Head Quarters 7th Regt. Wis Vet Vols March 20th 1864 Dear Sister The past week has been a pleasant one to me. My health has been good. The weather has been warm & salubrious no cold rains have visited us so that we have not been obliged to remain in our shanties All nature has it seems combined to render our situation a pleasant & agreeable one
Camp Utley Racine Feb 16th 1864 Dear Sister I took the cars at Beaver Dam Thursday 1240 am the ride from there to Milwaukee was a very pleasant one & I enjoyed myself finely we passed through Horricon Hartford & several others small towns About dark we arrived at Milwaukee but found that the train had just started for Racine
December 6 1863 Camp near Kellys Ford Dear Sister A few days after my last letter was written we started on the march since which time we have been constently every day on the move this acts for my silence of over a week
Camp opposite Fredericksburg Va. My Friend [ ? ] May 23rd 1862 Sir Yours of the 16th inst. has just come to hand and you may imagine with what interest it has been read. Day before yesterday I received a letter from Hon. J. T Lewis Hating that my commission had just been signed and sealed and that you was at that time in his office witnessing the same with pleasure
Camp Arlington Dec 2 1861 Friend Mary, I received your letter yesterday, and should have answered it last night if I had not been on guard. I shall not agree to write much of a letter this morning for I am so tired and sleepy and I can hardly think what I am trying to write about and my mind is constantly reverting to other selves which have passed and gone never to return.
Camp Arlington December the 1 Headquarters 7 Reg’t. W.I Co. H Camp the 1861 Dear father and mother it is with plasure that I now set down to right a few lines to let you now that we are all at presant and hope theas few [ ? ] will find you all the same I have not much news to right
ELLSWORTH Camp Arlington Oct. 22./61 Dear Mary Your very kind Epistle came to hand last night and it was interesting indeed to hear from Old Wisconsin William has got the measles and is quite sick. I read you letter to him last night he had one also from near home which I had to read for him