My Dear I thought I would not write until I heard from you but we shall go for Washington Tuesday next and I suppose you do not get your mail but once a week consequently I write you at this time
Arlington Heights Oct. 9 Dear Mother & Sisters: I hasten to drop you a line ere the mail goes. We are still in camp all safe. We caller away to battle as I expected when I write, but after being kept in hourly expectation all the week we are still here. I can only drop a line this time, I will try to get one to Sout Jackson by next Friday.
Oct. 1 Wednesday Morning Dear Dollie I am at Alexandria to day. we received our pay yestrday. I have been getting we a big tall pair of boots Rubber cap cover and other fixings to make me comfortable on a march and for the muddy raing weather that will soon be and on us.
Aug 24 Alexandria Va Aug 26 Dear Wife I have had no opportunity of writing to you in a long time nor received a letter from you. I do not know when our mail will be established again. you will have learned [ ? ] this that the whole of McClellan to any have left the Peninsula are to form a junction with Pape + Burnside
July 5th Camp on James River Dear Dollie I wrote you a few lines this morning a few hours since I received a letter from you from st Johns. I will try and write you a few more particulars. I believe I wrote you last from the front of Richmond
Hd Qrs Reserve Corps McAfars Red House Road Col RHG Minty Col Maj Genl [ ? ] has sent Col McCook [ ? ]-ions to communicate on his left with you right. He wishes you to keep him fully informed.
Office of Commander-General. Dear Albee I wish you were often in want of information Byron R Pierce was a Brig Genl [ ? ] Apl. /65 or [ ? ] Brig. Genl appointed from Michigan is recorded as Colonel of the 3d Mich Infty
Simeon Whiting I will writte a few lines to you to let you know that you are not forgotten say to you that I have sent you six dollars that father owed you for wood I will help you if I can get the money that is due me I have sent sent you a box of with a few things
It gives me great pleasure to learn that Clark Hillebert has changed his course. Please give my compliments to him and wife and say to them that I should be glad to hear from them by letter and that I will promptly respond.
Camp of the 3rd M C. Jackson Tenn April 22 Aunt Sophia Your kind letter written in answer to my and my friends Ormsbys was duly received by me a couple of days since and I propose to spend a few leisure moments in replying to it. To begin with I will promise that I am still enjoying the very best of health and so were all the folks in Michigan when I last heard from them which was but a few days ago.
Camp near Fair Oaks April 20th Dear Dollie What a job I have got before me to day I got six letters. I had been worrying for a week about not getting a letter and now they all came in a heap and I must answer them all I wrote you yesterday morning and shall in consequence be verry brief
Camp Near Fair Oaks April 19 Dear Dollie I have just come in from picket and am tired and sleepy but I suppose I shall have to write to you as it is Saturday we were out forty eight hours. the rebels were all along our lines but we did not get into a fuss with them.
My Dear Dollie I think I wrote you last Saturday morning bu believe my time was so limited I could not write you much. little did I think on that morning what was to follow before night. we marched about four miles pitched our shelter tents and was trying to make ourselves as comfortable as possible
It is getting late so I will have to close. [ ? ] the news that I can think of is that we are all well as I hope you and Harry and the rest are. We miss you and Harry very much. Please write and tell how cousin Elizabeth is.
Care do you I tell you we have had some high old times since I left there lets See I left there a Monday well I got to Jackson about 3 oclock and then went to the hotel.
Dear Brother again so silently I take my pen to chate [ ? ] As oft I’ve done before Brother And received an answer back The time seems long dear Brother The time I’ve had a time from you But with the proof I’ve had before I know that you are true.
Dear Wife, this is Friday night and I Am all a lone. Lime Has gone to Cincinati After more teams. so I will write a litle While I received your letter today and was glad to hear from you and was so tickled, that I jumped up and knocked a feller head over heels. Ellen I have nothing new to write so if this part of the letter hant very Sensible you must not think I am tight of loosing my wits. I Was down to cincinati to day with the team but was so busy that I did not see anything.
Good morning my love i am well and i hope you the same i hant but 15 minits to rite in for the male is going out i got a leter this morning and was glad to here from you and that you are well i have bin down in the market and bought sum cabig and turnips and carets for a boild super for my squad with money that i got for rations we are going to have christmas we have got baked beens for diner you must excuse me for i hant time to rite eny more for i wont this to start to my love So good by my deare wife marintha M Kimball from youre husbend Sylvester Kimball
Resolution on the death of Mrs Tanner Where as it has pleased our Heavenly Father to remove from our midst our beloved sister Mary E. Tanner to the great beyond it is with renow we draft these resolutions Resolved, that it is but a just tribute to the memory of the departed to say that we mourn one who was worthy of our love and respect
sina the mail dont go oiut of hear onley as men go home and so you dont blame me for not riting no more but you can rite and they will folow our o the car come hear last nite
Lebanon Junction June 1 Corporal Geo Van Valkenbrugh 23rd Michigan On my way to Nashville Come there and visit me when you can.
Oakland, June 20, 1919. My dear O. T., Your several letters and clippings received, and regarding your offer to supply me with a copy of the Prison Book if I return the address of same, I could’nt think of allowing you to do it, you have done too much of that kind of donations already, I thank you just the same, and appreciate your kindness, but I’ll have to accept the will for the deed and send for it myself, and we will both read it.
The claim for pay, travel pay, bounty and allowences of Samuel M. Holton as Pvt. Corop., Asst. Surg. & Surg. 2nd Mich. Inf. has been examined and DISALLOWED by Certificate No. 371250 dated July 13, 1909, for the following names resons, viz:
B Franklin Gooding Co. A. 4th Mich Cav Clami (Claim) for pension Sunstroke + Rheumatism + Disease of heart results of Sunstroke + Thyphoid Fever Had Typhoid fever at Bowling Green about Nov 8th 1862. Absent from Command to about April 1st 1863.