Gardner, Alfred M. – January 10, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters


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Regiment: 3rd Michigan Infantry

Battles Mentioned:

Historical Figures: William S. Rosecrans

Cincinnaty Ohio
Jany 10th 1863
Dear Relatives
It
is with pleasure that I
sit down for a moment
to inform you of my
safe arrival here
We had to wait at Grand
Junction, from 6 until 10
oclock for the Toledo Train
on board of which we
enlisted ourselves, and
after changing cars
twice arrived at the Queen
City as aforesaid at 11
A.M. There is quite a con
trast between this place
+ Ypisilanti in favor of the
latter place of course

matters are pretty much
the same as when I left
at the house Lamb
is sick and Conklyn in
forms me that the old
Lady wishes to raise the price
of board half a dollar per
week to which I shall
emphatically demur
My theory will always prove
correct. A. Landlady thinks
one is obligated to pay her at
least one half of all he earnes.
Shall I invoke some Nemesis
to interpose in our behalf?
This has been a fine afternoon
and 4th st is thronged with
Ladies and Gentlemen (not to
speak of others) promenading
It is with heart felt sorrow
that I learn our old friend a
fellow Boarder Col Fred C. Jones
was killed in one of the desperate
Bayonet charges which he was leading
in Gen Rosecraves’ command. He was
a brave boy and died like a soldier
My best regards to all Yours A. Gardner

[On Envelope:]

David Gardner Esq
Ypsilanti
Washtenaw Co
Box 40            Michigan