Thompson, Franklin – January 4, 1867

Michigan Civil War Collection Rare and Notable

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Regiment: 2nd Michigan Infantry Battles Mentioned: Historical Figures: Oberlin Ohio Jan. 4th 1867 My dear Friend You kind and very welcome not is just received. I thank you very much for your kind- ness in writing to me and will glad- ly avail myself of the opportunity of making inquiry concerning some old friends with associates of whose fate I am in perfect ignorance. Oh, how often I recall the days of long ago, and have often in [       ?       ] painted out the career of each boon companion—some for of where my picture does not flatter in the least—to the majority I have assigned a high place of honor and trust and believe them worthy of it. My especial favorties of the 2d were, Capt. Morse Ajt. Noble, Vickery, Holton, Hazen, Cleland, and Robbins. Any information which you can give with in regard to any of there will be gratefully received. I know that Noble was killed, but I know nothing of the cir- cumstances of his death; and would be glad to learn anything you can tell me of As regards Eastman I should like to know something of him, not however be- cause I have any regard or respect for him for he was always the “object of my unplacable disgust” I met him once at Harper’s Ferry in 1865 and he second to me, so perfectly [  ?  ] that I m voluntearely looked down [  ?  ] to discover the lateral [  ?  ] fool. I had the pleasure of meeting your sister Nettie last Sept. and had “ a gay old” visit with her—you know she was one of “brother Frank’s” acquaintances! She gave me one of your photographs, which I prize very highly—but you need not tell the future Mrs. H about it. I was glad to learn that you had [  ?  ] [  ?  ] your strides in the medical dept. and had become an honored member of that most honorable profession. Expecting soon to hear from You I remain Your sincere friend Emma [On Envelope:] Saml M. Holton M.D. Gosham New York