Boyce, Marshall – December 5, 1865

Michigan Civil War Collection

To All Whom it May Concern Know ye, That Marshall Boyce a Private of Captain T H Redfield Company, (L,) 1st Regiment of Mich Cavalry VOLUNTEERS, who was enrolled on the 16 day of Feb one thousand eight hundred and 65 to serve one year or during the war, is hereby Discharged

Sierers, Carl D. – April 5, 1865

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Remount Camp Pleasant Valley, MD April 5th, 1865 Dear Friend, Your most welcome letter came to hand some time since and was much pleased to hear from a Dear Friend and all so to hear you are in good health. My health has bin veary good since my arrival here you are right when you speake of my loneliness For it is so with me as soon as you send your likeness to me the time will not be so Lonesome

Forbes, Carey – May 26, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Camp 1st Mich Cavalry May 26th 1864. Dear Parents your letter of April 29th is received. I was very glad to hear from you again. I am well and unharmed yet. we have had some very hard fighting and have got agood deal more to do befor we get Richmond I wrote you a letter from Malvern Hill

Forbes, Carey – April 22, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Camp 1st Mich Cav Near Culpeper C. H. , Va. April 22nd 1864 Dear Parents Your kind letter of the 14th inst is received I was very glad to hear from you and to learn that you wer all well.

Ferry, James – April 15, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Camp near, Stevensburg, PA April 15th, 1864 Friend Wily, I am getting anxious to hear from Kalamorso and thought I would write a few lines to you. I hope you are all enjoying good health. I arrived her at the heat of War, safe and well. I am noe a good ways from home, but the many kind friends of Kalamorso are in my mind.

McCrary, Robert – January 20, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection

CERTIFICATE TO BE GIVEN TO VOLUNTEERS AT THE TIME OF THEIR DISCHARGE TO ENABLE THEM TO RECEIVE THEIR PAY, &c. I certify, on honor, that Robert McCrary a Private of Captain G. H. Keilborn Company (F) of the 1” Regiment of Mich. Cav. Volunteers, of the State of Michigan, born in Tyron Co., State of Ireland, aged 29 years; 5 feet 11 inches high; [ ? ] complexion, Blue eyes, Brown hair, and by occupation a farme

Birt – January 4, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Camp near Washington January 4th 1864 Dear Mother last night we arrived in what we call the land of Rebellion we was five days coming we staid in Baltimore all night it is very cold here though not so cold as it is in Michigan I expect we shall go to the front in a few days right in to active service.

Wheeler, William H. – December 7, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection

Camp 1st Mich Cavly Stevenburgh 7 Dec 1863 Capt CC Snydan AAG CC Sirs I have the honor to solicit a leave of absence for 15 days in order to enable me to visit Michigan

Duggan, Andrew W. – October 22, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Headquarters Third Cavalry Division, Cavalry Corps, Gainsville Va October 22nd 1863. Special Order No 42 Extract. 2. Captain A. W. Duggan 1st Michigan Cavalry will immediately proceed to Alexandria with Lieut. J.J. McDonald 1st Virginia Cavalry, and Lieut C. H. Safford 5th Michigan Cavalry with one hundred and fifty four men

Town, Charles H. – September 9, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Camp 1st Mich Cavalry Bona Church VA Sept 9 1863 Capt L. G. Estes A. A. Genl 3rd Division Cavalry Corps. Sir. I have the honor to state that at the battle of Falling Waters my Regt captured 2 battle flags. These, by the order of Genl Kilpatrick were carried to div- [ ? ] to be placed in the archives of the [ ? ] but that one of them might be obtained by application made in the proper manner.

Ives, Edward H. – August 14, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection Rare and Notable

Camp near Hartwood Church Aug. 14th, 1863 Dear Uncle: Not having held any correspondence with you since I have been in the army, it is with some reluctance that I write now, for I know that, through different sources, you hear enough and more perhaps, of this war than you care about already: but thinking that a letter from me giving a short account for the part “we wolverines” have taken in the late campaign, might be of some interest to you. I concluded to write to you.

Brewer, Melvin – July 28, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Sir I respectfully recommend as worthy of promotion Sergeant James B. Lyon of this regiment. He merits promotion for universal good conduct and [ ? ] bravery in many actions.

McElheny, Janes – July 20, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Mattarran, Mich July 20 1863 Col. J. R. Smith Military Commander L & C [ ? ] [ ? ] The brave Mr A. L. McElheny has heard from what he supposes is reliable information that his brother [ ? ] J. S. McElheny of the first Michigan Cavalry was killed at the battle of Gettysburg & he is [ ? ] of obtaining his body

Forbes, Carey – September 25, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Camped Near Alexandria V.A. Thursday Sep 25th 1862 My Dear Parents I recieved your kind letter of Sep 14th in due time and was very glad to hear from you once more your letter did not find me very well. I have had th and have not got over it yet but feel pretty well this morning the best I have for some time – We are encamped now within two miles of Alexandria

Johnson, W. C. – September 11, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Conf. States Mil. Prison Richmond, Va. Sept. 11th, 1862 Countersign Vicksburg Capt. Montgomery, I forward to you the man W.C. Johnson Co. I, 1st Michigan Cavly., who escaped from Belle Isle on Friday 5th Inst. –he is in irons and you will make an example of him. Louis N. Weacuck Adj.

Londan, Timothy J. – May 24, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection

(FORM No. 5.) The United States, To Timothy J. Londan (Bugler) discharged from H Company 1st Regiment of Michigan Cavalry

Sterling, William R. – April 12, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

White Plains Apr. 12, 1862 Dear Father and Mother, It is a long time since I have heard from you but I hope you are well. My health is on the gain a little. I have lost 8 lbs in the past 3 weeks but I hope to make it up again in a few days. We are on the march all most every day if it is not more than to leave a place today and back tomorrow.

Forbes, Carey – March 6, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

1862 Charlestown Va March 6th My Dear Parents I received your letter of the 24th of Feb in due time and I was very glad to hear from you once more I had begun to think that you had not got my last and wrote another a few days since. I am well and hope this will find the same for I fear ere this that the children have got the measles.

Forbes, Carey – February 8, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

1862 Camp Broadhead Feb 8th Saturday Evening Dear Parents I received your letter of Feb 4th today. it found me well with the exception of a cold. I have no particular news to write only of the unexpected death of E.W. Fusk which you will hear of before this reaches you. the free masons sent his remains to Kalamazoo.

Forbes, Carey – January 14, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

1862 Camp Broadhead Fredrick Jan 14th Tuesday afternoon. Dear Father and Mother I have just received your very kind letter and as I have nothing to this afternoon I thought that I would try to write you a few lines in reply to yours. I am well at present and in good Spirits I do not want to be discharged. what makes you think that I want my discharge

Forbes, Carey – December 24, 1861

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

DC Carver Hospital Washinton December 24th (1861) My Dear Parents Your kind letter bearing date of 14th and 20th was recieved by me to day. I was a usual glad to hear from you again. but very sory to hear of the death of little Carey.

Smith, Oscar – December 15, 1861

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Frederick, Dec. 15th, 1861 Dear friend Eliza, I now improve the pleasant opportunity of writing a few lines to you and tell you what we are about. After a march of four days, we find ourselves in a little town by the name of Frederick in Maryland. We were removed here to supply a deficiency of soldiers and to fill out a Brigade, commanded by General Banks.