Bank of the Potomac beyond Sharpsburg Md Sept 21st 1862 Dear Florence We have been busy fighting marching + are a good deal used up. We have beaten the enemy badly taken many prisoners + stores.
Fredrick Md Sept 15 1862 Dear Florence We arrived here last night after a severe march of 3 days from Washington. All day yesterday we could hear the sound of a battle going on near Harpers Ferry.
Envelope, August 8, 1862
Harrisons Landing Va Aug 4th 1862 My dear Florence My letter of Sat. + Sunday was not written for the reason that we were out on duty for more than 24 hours. You have probably read of the shelling of our camp by the rebel artillery on the morning of the 1st.
Harrisons Bar: James River July 5, 1862 My own dear Florence, No one unless initiated as we are can comprehend all the various perplexities which arise, when one attempts to write. When I try to look over the events of the past 10 days I can hardly realize that we have passed through such a terrible scene.
Camp near New Bridge, Va. June 22nd, 1862 My dear Florence, As I wrote you in my last from near Gaines House that perhaps we would move our camp, my suspicion proved correct, for at 3 the next morning we were ordered to move. We only went about 2 miles N.E. of Gaines
Camp near Gaines Farm Va June 19th 1862 My Dear Florence Still no letter from you. Worry with waiting I will delay no longer. We are today back to our old camp.
Gaines [ ? ] Va June 15th 1862 My Dear Florence, After looking long + anxiously for a letter it came last night. Today is the Sabbath the peaceful holy Sabbath + it seems more like Sunday
Camp at Gaines Farm near New Bridge 7 miles from Richmond, Va. June 12th, 1862 My darling Florence, Although I have only received one letter from you since we left Portsmouth, I will not stop writing. We are still at the old camp we first made when coming to this region.
Camp near New Bridge Va June 10th 1862 My dear Florence Here still + with no Prospect of a speedy movement. Our Division is quietly encamped + aside from picket duty + working parties have little to do.
Washington May 21st 1861 Friend Fred, Having a few leisure moments to spare, I though I would improve my time in penning a few lines to you. I have served in the army one month and am alive and well yet. I received your letter last Sunday morning with much pleasure. I was very glad to hear from you and that you were all well.
Camp Buthe Newport News Va May 11th 1862 Dear [ ? ] I wrote, as I supposed, my final letter from this camp. but it pleased the “great powers” to ordain it otherwise for at midnight of the same eve I wrote.
Camp Butler Newport News Va May 4th 1862 My Dear Florence Your letter came yesterday + I only delayed answering because I was to negligent to write last night-
Camp Butler Newport [ ? ] Va. Apr 27 1862 Dear Florence Your letter of last Sunday only reached me last night. I suppose I should have written then but as the Paymaster came by the same boat
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 Lewis B. Thayer a Private of Captain E. B. Graffith Company (D) of the First Regiment of Mich Infantry Volunteers, of the State of Mich, born in New York City, State of, New York, aged 23 years; 5 feet 11 3/4 inches high; Slight complexion, Blue eyes, Light hair, and by occupation a Painter
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 Francis D Frost a Private of Captain Wm A. Throop Company (F) of the First Regiment of Michigan Infty Volunteers, of the State of Michigan, born in Sockport, State of New York, aged 19 years; 5 feet 6 ½ inches high: light complexion, grey eyes, light hair, and by occupation a lawyer
Camp Michigan Annapolis Junction, Md. Feb 1st 1862 Dear Florence: Your letter of last Sunday came. Your can not imagine what dull times there are now in our camp. For the whole of the present year we have not seen two days of sunshine.
Court Martial Proceedings, January 18, 1862
JUSTICE 1776 1861 THE GUARDIAN OF OUR LIBERTY January the 8 1862 Dear friend William I chose time and opportunity to wright to you which is a thing that I havent don before I hope you will receive it with pleasur this leaves me well and in hopes this will find you the same I suppose you know that I have become a soldier
Columbia South Carolina Jan 4th 1862 Dearist wife i have another opportunity to sende you a few more lines hopping that it will find my little family all Well i am well only a bad cold murray is well i received a letter from father the Other day and i sent wone back and i wrote a few lines in it to you but i do not no whether you will get this or not i hope we may git home before this gits there but i cant tell
Discharge Document of Harris Hemminger, December 26, 1861
Railway Tickets October 21st, 23rd, and 26th, 1861
White Oak Bottom, Md. Oct. 15/61 Dear Florence, I don’t know but that I should not write so often but as times life grows dull in this camp camp, reading matter is scarce & I can do nothing but drive dull excess away by writing. Now ain’t that a good introduction? Won’t you feel honored by it?
M.D. Oct 1 st, 1861 Dear cousin I am sorry that our folks are all dead but I hope there is still one left to answer this letter. I have not heard from any of you since I left Home. I have written about five letters to you and Joe Morris and our folks, but I have received no answer. I have used up all my postage stamps and the secesh don’t keep any for the boys borrow of them to much.