W. A. Moseley June 4th Mich Battery Capt [ ? ] Gen Thomas’ Division Via Cairo
John C Vanmarter Lapeer, Lapeer Co Michigan
Sodus July 18 1888 Mrs John VanMarter Madam I sent your paper to the county clerk and he has sent it back for correction it will have to be returned to the county clerk again
March 11th 1888 Dear Sister as Jesse was writing to your & thought that would let you know that we are well as usul and as for my side it is all healed up but it bothers me more or less all the time but I am thankfull for to be as well as I am
Lapeer Sept 24th 1882 Brother John and the rest of the family. Your welcome letter was received not long since We are well. the weather is cool and dry, had little frost last night crops are all good, wheat above the average, nearly half of it was hadly damaged through this Co
Mayfield Aug 6th Dear brother and sister it has been a long time since I have written as many as 2 leters to but have received no answer I wrote to you some time before Dear mother died nety tells me you did not get it I was sory for that
South Sodus Oct 20th/78 Received of John VanMarter eight dollars and fifty cents ($8.50) in full for Clock bouth at Doptates Auction April 13th 1878 Elisha Thornton
August 30 1865 $100 for value received I promast to pay Elias B Vanmarter or barer the sum of one hundred dolars one year from dat with inst Aug 15th 1866 Paid $25. 50/100
Discharge Document, August 29, 1865
I certify, on honor, that Hubbard Franklin a private of Captain Company (H) of the First Regiment of Lt Artillery Volunteers, of the State of Michigan born in Oakland State of Michigan aged 19 years; 5 feet 8 inches high, fair complexion blue eyes brown hair, and by occupation a farmer was enrolled or enlisted at Pontiac State of by McConnell on the Twelfth day of September 1864, and mustered in service by McConnell at Pontiac State of Mich on the Twelfth day of September 1864, to serve in the regiment for the term of one year
Head Qr Army of the Tennessee Office Chief of Artillery Louisville Ky June 27th 1865 Brig Gen’l S. Thomas Adjt Gen’l U.S. Army Genl I have the honor herworth to reccommend 1st Lieut F.J. Fairbrass (“S”) Co 1st Michigan Light Artillery for promotion as Major by Brevet for meretorious service during the War
Hd Qrs Battery F 1st Mich Lt Arty New Berne N. C. April 13th 1865 My Dear Hattie. The battery left the front in the 8th inst and arrived here the 9th. We are comfortably quartered in Barracks formerly occupied by a NY Battery. My Hd Qrs are in a very comfortable house. Our mess has purchased a cook stove and we are living very well for soldiers. As yet I hear nothing of my muster out papers but am patently waiting their arrival.
Hd Qrs 1st Div 23d Al Goldsboro, N.C. April 10th 1865 Sir. I have the honor to enclose here with Muster Out Roll of yourself, recd by me the day
Hd Qrs Battery 7 1st Mich Lt Arty Senoir Institute NC March 27th 1865 My Dear Hattie Man proposes but Genl Sherman disposes of this army according to his own ideas of military tactics. When I last wrote you at Goldsboro we expected to have marched the next day to the assistance of Sherman; but lo and behold the army halted and threw up fortifications
Hd Qrs Battery F 1st Mich Lt Artillery Newbern NC March 2nd 1865 General Orders No 3 The Comd’g Officer from his experience during the March Since leaving Nashville has became convinced of the necessity of forming a new detachment to be designated a Detachment of Shirks.
Wheeling Western virginia February 18th/65 Dear Cousin I received your most welcome letter and was glad to hear from you I am getting Better than I have Been.. you say there has Been no marriages lately.
Febuary the 6 1865 Chattanooga Dear friend I take plasure in Writing to you and hope you will not be afended with me fore not writing before it is because I cant git paper stamps and so fourth as we wish we are now flying artilery all the diference there is between light artilery and flying artilery is the [ ? ] of light [ ? ] walks and flying artilery all has horses ad keep with the cavery and the other keeps with it.
Capt. B.D. Paddock, Battery F. 1st Mich. Lt. Artillery will turn into the Qr. Ms. And ordnance Departments his harness; transportation wagons, Battery wagon and forge; mules and Ambulences.
Nashville Tenn January 7th /65 Dear Cousin Lucina as I have not hearn from you in some time I now seat my self to transmit you a short existle which will inform you of my health which is good at the presant we are having good times here
Appton of St. A. Schill Batty K 1st Mich Artillery dated Chatta Dec. 15. 1864. For permission to have one public hose Appraisal with a view to the purchase Referred by Genl. Meagher dated Dec. 16. 1864 Forwarded by C. O. of Post Dated Dec. 16. 1864.
Jefferson Hospital Rev. C. W. Fitch, D.D., Hospital Chaplain U. S. Army. United States Christian Commission Jeffersonville, Indiana, December the 6th 1864 Jefferson hospital Dear Sister again i take my pen in hand to let you kno how i am a getting a long my helth is kno better yet I hop these few lines will find you all well thare was a man died hear this morning with the lock jaw he was wounded in the head i wish I could hear from home and hear how my folks are a getting a long
Voucher No. 224 Paid the 1 of September 1864 Geo Holbrook 1st Lieut Btty F 1 Mich Lt Arty From the 1 of July 1864 to the 31 of August 1864
Hd Qrs Battery F 1st Mich Lt Art’y Near Atlanta Ga Aug 15th/64 My Dear Hattie- Have just looked at my watch and find that it still wants a few minutes to 5 o’clock
Coldwater July 24th 1864 Sunday Evening My Dear Byron It is one of there [ ? ] afternoon when one feels so sleepy that even nothing seems an exertion. You probably would “enjoy it hugely” I don’t.