Hogmire, Mitchell H. – Undated

Michigan Civil War Collection

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Regiment: 3rd Michigan Cavalry

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Camp at St Luis, MO

Dear Wife [cut away]
moments to spare & will imp[cut away]
ing a few lines to you. I Received your letter of pre
vious date & was much pleased to hear that
you were all well…We can boast of the same blessing
at this time. I mean those that are here Milan
and the rest of the Boys that are at Memphis
we have not heard from them but expect them
here every day
We are having lots to do nowadays I will
give you an idea by telling to you the calls
at Daylight Roll Call next Fatigue Breakfast
Sick Call Guard Mountain Drill from 9
until 11 A.M. Noon Roll Call Orderly
Call in the after noon 1 ½ hours Drill and

[cut away] them [cut away]
[cut away] to know if I am agoing to
[cut away] time is up I think not & the Col
[cut away] time is out the Six of September
[cut away] mistake not you can look for
[cut away] home it was thought that we would
have to stay three years from our enlistment but
there was an Order Isued to allow men to in
list to fill vacancy in Old Regtmts and we will
be Mustered out under that order
Duane I want you to see Emory and find
out about the town Bounty it cost me (I mean)
that Certificate) That Bee House and Thirty
Six Dollars in money and if it cant be got
Ewers says he will take it back so I am safe
and if it is good I am more than safe
I think when I send this you will find
some Photographs for they are to be done tomorrow
I had some taken standing & some sitting to suit all

and will send them to my friends at home
I had 1 Doz taken so I could send them to all
they cost me $3.50
To night the boys got quite a lot of mail
but none fore me I looked for one very much
to night from Ike and was very much
disappointed for I think he will send me some
Dofunney by the way that I can make a right
smart out off
I have not had a letter from
Daniel or Mary since I have been here but
am going to write them in a few days
and send them a Photograph
Thursday night I have just come from town
and have got my pictures and will send each
one of you one the one taken standing for mother
and the other for you and if you want one
full size let me know and I will send one to
you I had lots of fun to day at town Covey
Nyman went with me Edwin is going
to have his taken in a few days and then
will send them home to you but I tell you money
very scarce now in our Regt and dont know
when we will get pay Wish I had some to send

you but if you any Duane will let you
have it
Tell Phillipp Eckler I have not heard
any thing relative to Davids remains but if I go
to Memphis I will find where he was
buried & the Particulars relative to him
You must excuse brevity
this time & and render good for evil
Yours Truly Mitchell H. Hogmire[/twocolumns]