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. – May 17, 1865

Michigan Civil War Collection

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

Michigan Civil War Collection

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

Michigan Civil War Collection

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

Michigan Civil War Collection

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

Michigan Civil War Collection

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

Michigan Civil War Collection

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

Michigan Civil War Collection

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

Michigan Civil War Collection

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

Michigan Civil War Collection

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

Michigan Civil War Collection

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

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.

Sheldon, George W. – May 10, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Stoneman’s Siding Virginia May 10th 1863 Dear Father, Another great battle has been fought without a decisive result. Gory know the particulars better than I can describe them. Our whole army fought well except the 11th Corps which being surprised disgraceful broke and fled. This was the victory we might have obtained torn from our grasp by fate.

Clark, Gardner B. – March 9, 1863

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Camp near Stonemans Station V.A. Army of the Potomac March 9th 1563 My Loved Mary Yours of the 28th ult. came to hand last eve as did that box with its contents all safe many thanks for the same. I have written Lieut. Brewer says all the time for four days. but not quite so bad as that. to-night I am lonesome and lonely. I beleive Brewers feeling so bad. affects me.

Clark, Gardner B. – February 27, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection

Army of the Potomac Feby. 27th 1863 My Loved Mary I have not written you this week because with Brewer I have been making out Pay Rolls. and two days ago he was ordered out on Picket. So I have had to finish them alone.

Clark, Gardner B. – February 21, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection

Camp Near Falmouth V.A. Feby 21st 1863 My Loved Mary. Two evenings agone I wrote you. What words I used I know not. What thoughts those words were to convey are ever present to my mind.

Clark, Gardner B. – February 19, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection

Camp near Stonemans Station Va. Army of the Potomac Feby. 19th 1863 My Mary I dont know as I ought to write to night in answer to yours of the 9th inst. – which owing to being on Picket for the last four days. I have but just received for fear I may say what I ought not.

Clark, Gardner B. – February 8, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection

Camp near Stonemans Station Army of the Potomac Feb. 8th 1863 My Loved Mary. Once more of a Sunday eve I trace my Soldier thoughts on paper to my own Mary at home. Wondering what she is doing and if she thinks her “Soldier” will escape unharmed another eighteen months.

Clark, Gardner B. – January 16, 1863

Michigan Civil War Collection

Camp near Falmouth Jan. 16th 1863 My Own Mary. We are on the eve of another move. whether it is an advance upon the Enemy or a move to more wood is more than I can tell.

Clark, Gardner B. – August 1, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection

Harrisons Landing August first 1862 My own dear Mary No one can tell what morrow will bring forth. So I will improve the present. I am thankful that I have a little news to write by it you can see the vigilance of our great Commander. A little past midnight we were some what startled by shell and shot dropping promiscuously from some unseen quarter among us.

Clark, Gardner B. – July 28, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection

Moretown July 28th 1862 Dear Gardner and Mary Yours of the 21 was gladly rec’d I had got very impatient and nervous now I must scold you for you are very naughty and if you live to have children grow up and leave father and mother almost alone