Wiser, Alphonso H. – June 16, 1861

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Seventy Six Iowa June the 16th 1861 Dear cousin You know not how often I have wished to see you, many a time have I in my lonesome hours thought of any cousin who is far from me yet never forgotten, but when will I have the pleasure of being in your company again and with you whome I had such a good visit when I was up to see you and found you alone, and to, when you was to the party before we moved to the west, where we found a home among strangers

Jones – June 12, 1861

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Byren June 12 1861 Dear brother and sister i take my pen in harnd to answer youre leter and you must excuse me for not writing before this leaves us all well and i hope it will finde you the same

Burge, Caroden S. – June 12, 1861

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Georgetown Heights, D.C. 1861 Camp Mansfield, June 12 Dear College Mates: here we are right in the enimies country, U.S. soldiers! It is hardly possible for me to realize that I am one of Uncle Sam’s soldier who must go and come at his nod, no matter how perilous or disagreable the duty.

Burge, Caroden S. – June 12, 1861

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George Town Heights, June 12, 1861 Dear Mother and Sisters: You will see that I wrote the forgoing as you will se just before we reached Baltimor. We got there about duck. They did not attack us while going through the city. We were too strong for them; they rather applauded us. We marched 1 ½ miles through the streets.

Burge, Caroden S. – June 5, 1861

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Fort Wayne, June 5 1861, Dear Mother & Sisters: I rec’d Lucies letter yesterday. I rec’d your other two in due time, and the six dollars. I shall send my things home tomorrow. My watch I think I will send by express; the other things I presume by fraight.

King, Rufus – June 5, 1861

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Washington, Wednesday, June 5th. Hon. A. W. Randall Gov. of Wisconsin Dear Sir I wrote you a hasty note last evening announcing my arrival in this city and expressing the hop that I should be able, at an early hour this morning, to procure an interview with the Secretary of War and lay before hime the business with which you had charged me. I failed to see Gen. Cameron this morning as he was not at the War Department; but I was fortunate enough to find the Secretary of State disengaged and obtained from him a very urgent recommendation in favor of the acceptance of a full Brigade from our State.

Whiting, Eber K. – June 1, 1861

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June 1, 1861 Dear Brothers & Sisters, After some delay I resume my pencil to answer your welcome letter which which was duly received since which time I have been to W found all well as usual. Mothers health is improving slowly

Baker, George W. – May 28, 1861

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Canton May 28 1861 i recived your leter to day and was glad to here from you and here that you are well but was very sorey to here that george was sick your leter stated that he was giting beter i hope that by the time that you git this he will be up and a round i want you to be very carfrel with your self and tell george and Murey to due the same we are all in good helth at presant we think a bout you all ourbey

Burge, Caroden S. – May 22, 1861

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1861 On board the Mississippi May 22 Dear Sister: I wrote to mother last Thursday, but forgot that it would be too late to go to South Jackson that week & directed it there, so I fear you have not got it yet.

Oliver, John M. – May 21, 1861

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LETTER FROM HON. C. C. CLAY, JR. Washington, May 21, 1860. MY DEAR SIR: Severe illness, which has confined me to my room for ten days, has prevented my answering your letter sooner. And such is my prostration at this time that I feel I am not equal to the mental or physical effort necessary to reply fully to each of the questions you suggest. The action of our delegates in the Charleston Convention meets my cordial approval. It evinced a fidelity to principle and an unconquerable intrepidity in its maintenance that merits the admiration. and gratitude of every true Southern heart. I am happy to state that their course is approved by nearly all the Senators of the seceding States(I am not sure that I should except one) and a large majority of the Representatives of those States. I know it it is approved by four of my colleague-Messrs. Moore, Curry, Clopton, and Pugh.

Burge, Caroden S. – May 8, 1861

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Detroit, May 8, 1861. Dear Mother: In accordance with my promise I thought would write you a few lines, even though it was no more than to let you know my health. My health is very good; my spirits also.

Clark, Egbert B. – May 7, 1861

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Port Gibson Mi May 7th 1861 Dearest Nellie, Perhaps you can imagine but I cannot express how agreeably surpriseed I was last Saturday to receive another of your highly prized missives. From what I had heard I was lead to believe our correspondence could not longer be conducted

Burge, Caroden S. – May 6, 1861

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Detroit May 6, 1861. Dear Mother: I could not get time or material in time to write to you at south Jackson last week, so I did not write at all. We reached Detroit Tuesday about 6 P.M., marched about two miles to the Fair Ground and found that they were not ready for us. While we were waiting it began to rain, and were nearly wet through.

Burns, Robert – May 1, 1861

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Detroit May 1, 1861 My Dear Brother Enclosed you will find a draft on N.Y. for $14.87 which I send for Fanny Davenport. Please acknowledge receipt to her. She will go to Buffalo in a day or two.

King, Rufus – April 30, 1861

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Astor House, N.Y. April 30, 1861. Dear Governor Your despatch of the 29th came to hand about noon, today. I immediately telegraphed, in reply, that I would attend to your requests. Accordingly, I called on Gen. Wool, who commands this Department; requested an order for arms and an officer to muster our Wisconsin contingents into service, and I read your despatch to him. The General referred me to Washington which I cannot reach before tomorrow night

Clark, Gardner B. – April 27, 1861

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Grand Rapids Apr 27 1861. My Own Loved Gardner. It is quite cold to day and the wind blows some, but with that exception it is quite plesant. There is no need sf letting you we are all well for it is [ ? ] that we should be.

Mortimer, Caleb C. E. – April 23, 1861

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Steamer De Sota Chesapeake Bay 10 oclock am Tuesday April 23 1861 Dear Wife I take this opportunity of writing to to you and let you know how we was getting along here we are just entering Chesapeake Bay in about three hours we hope to meet the war vessells that are to convoy us up the river and expect to land about 8 oclock to night [ ? ] a little sea sickness every [ ? ] tis as gay as larks and in capital spirits

Baker, George W. – August 7, 1859

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Niles, Aug. 7 1859 Dear Cousin: I received your letter in due course of mail and was glad to hear from you and more than all was glad to here that you was well and that you was enjoying and hapiness you stated that you had receive no answer to your leter this is the first that I received from you thare must be some mistake some whare I have not heard from my folks in 2 monts

Smith, J. Brinton – June 25, 1857

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Troy, June 25th 1857 To the Rector of St. Luke’s Church Kalamazoo, Michigan. The bearer of this, Miss Cameron, whose parents reside in Kalamazoo and are in connexion with Presbyterian Church, has been in some times past a pupil

Smith, Joseph R. – July 1, 1856

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Monroe Mich My Dear Gordon 1st July 1856 Will you please inform me whether by the [ ? ] of the [ ? ] Dept. I am deprived of my allowance of stationary as well as [ ? ] and I am required by Regulations to send off Six [ ? ] month of my situation and much to my annoyance [ ? ] [ ? ] Certificate and [ ? ] statements on honor.

Baker, George W. – October 21, 1853

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Canton Oct the 21 1853 Dear Cousin as we received your kind letter I will try to answer it we are all well Clit is so she is around quite well so we toock her over to her sisters last thuresday & Adellbert has gon to the north whare Willie is so that leaves us with but 2 children at home

Cass, Lewis – November 28, 1834

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War Department November 28th 1834 Sir. In answer to your verbal inquiry. I transmit a report from the Adjutant General, which states the facts and principles upon which the date of your promotion was definitively fixed.