Byrns, William – October 30, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

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Regiment: 1st Michigan Infantry

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Camp near Sharksburg Md.
Octo 30 1862
My Dear Florence
After many days of wary
venting our eyes are now gladdened
with the light of our division
breaking camp. The 2nd Brigade is
now striking tents + we expect the
order every moment.
It looks like a night march +
there is a fine [    ?    ] of him.
We cannot tell our destination. Only
take 3 days rations + 5 of forages
think we are to go first to
Harpers Ferry + then [   ?   ] Va.
We are in good shape + ready for
anything that may occur.
Did I tell you that cousin
Fanny F[   ?   ] is in Washington
she will stay for 2 or 3 weeks
wants [          ?          ] her. I
should be very [   ?   ] to but
the prospect is not favorable
Her brother is a Capt in the
1st Pa. Cavalry near W. now.
Tell me every thing [  ?  ] in [  ?  ].

I am feeling quite well +
do not care for the march.
Shall try + write if possible.
Have no more time +
will only say Good Bye
P.S. I forgot to tell you of
my promotion. You will
write Capt before my name.

[On Envelope:]

Miss Florence Clark
Care A.B. Clark