Clark, Gardner B. – Donation

Michigan Civil War Collection

Garnder B. Clark Co. (C) 1st Regiment Berdans U.S.S.S. “Donation for Michigan Soldiers” care of The Michigan Soldiers Relief Association. Washington D.C.

Clark, Gardner B. – April 2, 1866

Michigan Civil War Collection

Marcellns Cass Co M Apr 2 1866 Lieut G B Clark Respected Friend & Comrad You need not think because I did not answer your letter at an earlier date that it was on account of a want of friendship and besides respect for a long tried and brave old Comrad would make me answer your request if nothing more I wish you had given me some form to work

Clark, Gardner B. – January 21, 1866

Michigan Civil War Collection

Grand Rapids, Mich, Jan 21st 66 My dear Mary, I will try to write a little to you this evening. I have not been very well the last week. have had some kind of swelling in my face. we thought it was the erysepelas but it is geting better.

Clark, Gardner B. – August 1, 1865

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I love you Grand Rapids, August 1st 1865 My Dear Husband, Darling Gardie: Why do I not get a letter? if I could have my choice tonight between any amount of riches, and a letter from my Darling Husband. how quick I would take the letter, it would be worth thousands of dollars to me.

Clark, Gardner B. – May 17, 1865

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Adjutant Office 6th Regt 1st A.C. May 17th 1865 My Darling Wife: Yours of the 12th bringing words of cheer reached me this afternoon finching me nearly over my hurt of yesterday.

Clark, Gardner B. – May 14, 1865

Michigan Civil War Collection

a kiss. Grand Rapids May 14th 1865. My Darling Gardie. Loved Husband. Clarks wife is disappointed because she did not get a letter last night, perhaps she will get one this noon. I hope so.

Clark, Gardner B. – May 12, 1865

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Love. Grand Rapids May 12th 1865. My Own Loved Husband Darling Gardie, I will write a little to Clark this morning to how you got out of the army before how happy I was, I thought I could have you always, that you never would be obliged to leave me again

Clark, Gardner B. – May 11, 1865

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cant see it G. Adjutant Office 6th Regt 1st AC May 11th 1865 My Own Darling. My Wife. Yours of the 6th came this afternoon. I am glad to get letters from you so often. wish I had time to write to you every day

Clark, Gardner B. – May 8, 1865

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A Kiss May 8th 1865. Grand Rapids. Dear Husband. My Own Loved Gardie. Yours of the 4th I recieved to night, I think it is strange you do not hear from me oftener for I have written nearly every day.

Clark, Gardner B. – May 6, 1865

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kiss Camp Stoneman D.C. May 6th 1865 My Darling Wife My Mary. Yours of the 28th I received last eve you may be sure I was glad to hear you had at last heard from me. I think it strange you had not received two letters I wrote you from the National Hotel at Washington

Clark, Gardner B. – May 1, 1865

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A kisses Camp Stoneman D.C. May 1st 1865 My Wife. My Darling Mary Although I wrote you last evening after receiving yours of the 25th will write again. I think it strange you had not heard from me I wrote you from Detroit and sent it by Mr. Brewer and a book.

Clark, Gardner B. – April 30, 1865

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Camp Stoneman D.C. April 30th 1865 My Darling Wife, Mary, I have expected a letter from you these two days past. but the mail is in and I must wait another day we have been living in sand and dirt ever since I came until last night when we had a beautiful shower which has laid the dust

Clark, Gardner B. – April 26, 1865

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Camp Stoneman Washington D.C. April 26th 1865 My Own Mary My Loved Wife. Once more in camp. I am afraid for good. We reported here yesterday. and found the 1st A. C. in a deplorable condition three Regts. organized and gone into the Shenandoah Valley

Clark, Gardner B. – April 23, 1865

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Washington D.C. April 23rd 1865 My Mary. My Own Darling Wife. “Clarke” has turn ed up at last. “Blake” and I made our grand entrce into this place about noon today. We left Detroit by way of the boat for Cleveland thursday night.

Clark, Gardner B. – February 26, 1865

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Washington D.C. February 26th 1865 My Own Darling Wife My Mary Although it probable I shall be with you very near as soon as this I have nothing else to do so will pen a few lines to while away time. My accounts are settled and correct and if my muster-out Rolls can be found here I shall get my pay

Clark, Gardner B. – February 22, 1865

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Washington D.C. Feby 22d 1865 My Mary My Own Darling Wife; Last night at sunset I made my entrance into this grand Babel. My affairs were getting along so solw that there is just as much to do as though nothing had been done for nothing has been done.

Clark, Gardner B. – February 19, 1865

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Cleveland Ohio Feby 19th 1865 Mary: My Darling Wife; At this rate I shall not be home again untill late in the coming fall. But I am going as fast as I can. not that I am endeavoring to be considered a fast young man. But the Railroads run for the accomodation of Hotel Keepers.

Blakeslee, Eliakim R. – April 25, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Camp 1st U.S. SharpShooters April 25th 1864 To Mr. Sheldon Sir Your communication opf the 12th just were received soma days since and after much inquiries Iam unable to find any of the articles mentioned. The commission was in the possession of Col. Berdan for some time, but as Col. B. has now been discharged, Iam unable to learn definitely what has become of the commission, but am informed by pretty good authority that it has been sent to Governor Blair of Mich.

Clark, Gardner B. – April 24, 1864

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Camp of the 1st U.S.S.S. April 24th 1864 My Mary My Darling little Wife. I dream of you by night and your image is ever present in my waking hours. And I often wonder if our happiness of those two month we were together is not too a dream of yesternight. Should that restless spirit which has been my constant companion since earliest boy hood, now be content to leave me.

Clark, Gardner B. – April 22, 1864

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Roxberry Vermont April 22d 1864 Dear Gardner My Own Darling Husband, I received two letters from you to day written the day I came away and the 17th you do not know how glad I was to get them. I feel so much better to hear from you to have a cheering word from the loved one. O I do hope we will not be deprived of the privilage of recieving and sending letters to and from loved ones for what could I do without hearing from my Darling Boy.

Clark, Gardner B. – February 24, 1864

Michigan Civil War Collection

Moretown Feb 24th 64 Dear Gardner and Mary I have waited a long time to hear from you but bigin to think you have forgotten us or do not care to hear from us as we have not heard from you since last December. I think two months a long time not to hear from you but if you dont want to hear from us just say so and I wont write but want you to write any way we are all well as usual school finished yesterday

Clark, Gardner B. – January 16, 1864

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Camp of the 1st US.SS. January 16th 1864 My Dear Wife My Mary I have been very busy since my last was written. building a new. Yesterday Captain Garrison and myself started from camp for the purpose of finding a place to Keep “Our Wives” provided they would [ ? ] to pay us a visit. After meeting a dozen refusals. this morning we found what we sought.