Photograph of Henry C. VanAtta
Photograph of George W. Chilson
Photograph of George C. Gordon
Photograph of William Hutchinson
Photograph of William C. Way
Photograph of Richard S. Dillon
This is a piece of the 24th Michigan Infantry battle flag from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania that was shot to pieces and divided up among the soldiers. This particular piece was sent home by Timothy O. Webster in a letter dated February 17, 1864.
Iron Brigade Reunion 1897 Ribbon for 2nd, 6th, and 7th Wisconsin Infantries, 19th Indiana Infantry, and the 24th Michigan Infantry.
May the 2, 1865 It is with great pleasur that I send you these few lines [ ? ] they will find you all well as they leave me and the rest of the boys at present. Miss Smith, you need not write to I or Edmond till you her from us again. I expect we will be moved from heer shortly but where I don’t know but they are mustering out men her now.
April the 17th A.D. ’65 Miss Sophia Smith It is with great pleasur that I send you these few lines hoaping they will find you giting wel as they leave me. I have had the mumps but I am getting well now but your brother Edmond is got them now and I think they are going to work harder on him than they did on me for I never missed any duty and he has bin discharged from duty today and I guess he will be for 3 or 4 days, Sophia.
Detroit Michigan March 9th 1865 Dear Colonel I have seen Gen’l Robertson today, he has telegraphed to the War Dept and will receive our answer tomorrow. In case the answer is favorable I will remain here but if not I shall return to Springfield by the day train I did not intend waiting so long but thought it useless to return without accomplishing something.
Hd Qrs 3rd Divis 5th A.C. March 7th 1865 Dear Colonel I was pleased by the receipt of a letter from you dated Feb 26th it came to hand on the morning of the 5th [ ? ] On making inquiry about the regimental mail I was informed it had been forwarded on Tuesday
Camp 24th Mich Vols Near Weldon RR Nov 8th 64 Col. Henry A. Morrow Dear Colonel I received my commission as Capt. about a week since and have been duly mustered and now allow me to express to you my sincere thanks for this new token of your kindness
Detroit, Sept. 9th 1864 Dear Colonel: I received yours on the 27th, on Sunday, just as I was going out to church. I was much pleased to hear from you and learn that you are well and also that the health of the regiment remains good. I am much pleased by the account you give of the part taken in the affair on the Weldon Road.
Detroit July 25th 1864 Mr. Ross Dear Sir I received yours of the 19th and return my sincere thanks for the kindness you manifested in writing to my brothers wife. She is absent from the city at present but she left permission for me to read any letters that came from the army; and in behalf of her and the childern
St. Louis March 5th 1864 Dear Brother I Received your kind letter in due time and was verry glad to hear from you again Oh brother i can give you the answer that you wanted me to give i am going along with you to glory thank god he has spoke peace to my Soul
Detroit January 14th, 1864 Capt. Albert M. Edwards My Dear Captain, We arrived here last Thursday night reported to Col. Smith next day and Saturday we received our Recruiting papers. Since that time I have been asking myself in regard to my new duties looking around to see where and how I could best succeed advising and visiting with my friends.
Philadelphia Sept. 30, 1863 Dear Sir, I take the pleasing opportunity to write you those few lines hoping that they will find you in good health as this leaves me at the present. I am now very held up for a little money and if you should be kind enough to send me two or three dollars you would much oblige
Washington Sept. 29/63 Dear Sir, At the last payment of your Company you allowed and witnessed the payment of Private Amos B. Cooley when you must have been aware that he was mustered as being in debt to the Gov’t for clothing to the am’t of$35.57.
US Genl Hosp. York, Pa Sept 15th 1863 Capt. A. M. Edwards Dear Sir your Prompt answer to my letter certainly entitled you to as prompt an answer in return, but I concluded to delay until our Descriptive Lists got here my own and Smiths got here only two or three days ago but Wagners has failed to make its appearance yet.
U.S. Gen. Hospital York, Penn. August 24th/63 Captain A. M. Edwards, Dear Sir, I wrote you a letter from this place dated July 21st and receiving no answer I again take the liberty of writing to you hoping to receive an answer at your earliest convenience. From the time I was wounded until the present time I have had no opportunity to know what became of the Company or Regiment upon 2nd of July.
Gettysburg Aug 10/63 Capt. A.M. Edwards I received your favor of the 7th this evening -glad to hear from you and the regiment. I read your letter to the boys – they were much pleased to hear from you -All are doing well but – W. W. Sands – hope he will live -Lieut. – Col. F. & Capt. R. started for home this morning
Detroit August 7, 1863 Dear Captain, I received your letter and accompanying package in due season and I enclose here with an X Greenback of which please appropriate 5. for the straps with my thanks for your trouble in procuring them and give the other 5 to my Contraband (Henry).
august – friday – the 7 1863 annapolis Wa D.C. to Capt Wm) Edward Capt. i take this opertunity to Let you know that i am – yit – a – Live – yit and- wish- to- her that you ar well and i want to her how [ ? ] our Loses an I an Nat- to- [ ? ] i – an Sow wek i an out of muney.
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