Kettle, Frederick S. – Undated

Michigan Civil War Collection

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Regiment: 6th Michigan Cavalry

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of the Vale.

The young stars are glowing, their clear light bestowing,
Their radiance fills the calm, clear summer night!
Come forth like a fairy, so lithesome and airy,
And ramble in the soft mystic light.

Chorus. – Come, come, come love, come!
Come ere the night-torches pale;
Oh, come in thy beauty, thou marvel of duty,
Dear Annie, dear Annie of the vale.

The world we inherit is charmed by thy spirit,
As radiant as the mild warm summer ray!
The watch-dog is snarling, for fear Annie darling,
His beautiful young friend, I’d steal away.

Chorus. – Come, come, come love come!
Come ere the night-torches pale;
Oh, come in thy beauty, thou marvel of duty
Dear Annie, dear Annie of the vale

Published by Chas. Magnus, No. 12 Frankfurt Str., N. Y., for James D. Gay.

The music to be had at Firth, Pond & Co., 547 Broadway.

apral 6
farfax dear friend
kate I reseved yours
of the 25 last night and
I thought I would answer
it to day I am well sam
is sick I hav just bin
to see him we hav bin
of on a raid and got
back last night we
took 42 prisoners and a
lot of horses there one
man in company
C killed and one woun
ded we went in to
the houses and got blan
kets took them of the
beds we took ham hoe
cakes pigs hens ducks
turkeys corn wheat
we took a man with
4 horses and wagon
and 46 bushels

wheat you would
think it hard if you
was going to mil
to hav som one
come and take it
all a way from you
and take your food
the folkesd ont now
what hard times
is I cant rite any
more now I hav
got to go and clean
my sadel you must
not wait for me to
write for I cant get
time so good bey
from your friend