Head Quarters 11th Michigan Cavalry Camp Ella Bishop Lexington Ky Mr. E P Potter Sir having a little spare time this sunday evening. though I would not improve the time to a better advantage then – writing to you. Well wee have arrived at our destination. have been here three weeaks & it is most dredful cold weather
No. 40. Special Requisition For 1st Brig 1st Div Cav M.D.M. 2500 Horses 700 Mules [ ? ] Total 32oo, Annuals 363,000lbs of Grain 224,000lbs of Hay
Photograph of Ira Graves
Photograph of Ira Graves
Care do you I tell you we have had some high old times since I left there lets See I left there a Monday well I got to Jackson about 3 oclock and then went to the hotel.
Malvern, Iowa January 16 88 Dear Clara and Family:- I received your letter last Monday noon. Verry sorry to hear of your sickness I hope you are better by this time.
Maple Grove Iowa October 26th 1884 My Dear Children at Delight Custer Co. Neb your very kind letter of the 20th [ ? ] is before us it [ ? ] tto Dexter the 24th but I have ben so busy the last two weeks gathering apples
Dear Sister Emily, Dont let this big sheet of paper scare you into fits. for if it does I should feel real bad, I received your letter Saturday night and was real glad to hear from you for we were getting lonesome and saying old Scurfy and Poll Hewitt and split-tail and everything else.
Camp Near Waterloo Ala. January 27” 1865. I certify on honor that on the 30th day of November 1864 at Franklin Tenn the stores enumerated below were lost under the following circumstances The Regt. To which my company belons was directed to hold a certain positions
Waterloo Ala Jan the 14 1865 Dear Uncle as I have a little spare time I thought that I would improve it writing to you we went into camp here on the 2d of Jan and had orders to fix up winter quarters and have got evry thing fixed up quite comfortable
Water [ ? ] Alabama Monday Jan. 9th 1865 My Dear Aunt Emily I owe you a letter or do you owe me one whitch is it I know that there is [ ? ] have where but where I cant tell now Supose you tell
We, the undersigned, Non-Commissioned Officers, Artificers, Musicians, and Privates of Co. F. 2nd Mich, Cav. do hereby acknowledge to have received of Lieut M. H. Creager the several articles of Clothing set opposite our respective names:
Monday Afternoon Dec 26th ‘64 Dear friend Nettie, Your kind and welcome yet unexpected letter has been recieved and perused by me I was very glad indeed to hear from you by the way of a letter and improve this my earliest opportunity to answer it We done our ironing this forenoon
List of Articles Lost or Destroyed in the Public Service at Puluski Tenn while in the possession and charge of Lieut M. H. Creager Co. F 2 Mich Cav Comdg Co United States Army, in the month of November 1864.
No. 43 LIST OF ARTICLES Lost or Destroyed in the Public Service at Puluski Tenn while in the possession and charge of Lieut M. H. Creager Co F 2 Mich Cav Comdg Co United States Army, in the month of November 1864
Camp near mussle Shoals Ala. Oct. the 28th Kind friend: your of the 5th was received the first of the week but it has been so rainy of late and we have been so busy that I have had not time to do anything. We have had a great time after Forrest since my setter of the 23rd. On the 25th we left Franklin and went to Pulaski where Forrest was reported to be.
In camp at 4 Mile Creek Alabama October the 23/64 Esteamed Friend your letter of the 18 of September came to hand on the 29 of that month. I received it on the march at a little town called Louis burg while we were stopped getting dinner. It was sent through by some boys that came through the regiment and overtook us there with the mail and you may be sure we glad to get it.
Camp Senter Star Ala. Oct. 20 1864 My Dear Aunt Emily Yours of the 16th is now before me + it is with great pleasure that I perused its contents and I am right glad to know that your health is so good. I am well and full of fun as usual it is Sunday and I have been hard at work
List of Articles Lost or Destroyed in the Public Service at Camp in the Field while in the possession and charge of Lieut M. H. Creager Co. F 2 Mich Cav Comdg Co United States Army, in the month of October 1864.
No. 43 LIST OF ARTICLES Lost or Destroyed in the Public Service at Camp in the Field while in the possession and charge of Lieut M. H. Creager Co F 2 Mich Cav Comdg Co United States Army, in the month of October 1864
Franklin Tenn September 24th 1864 Cousin Thomy your letter came to hand a fiew days ago and I thought I would send you a fiew lines in return as I have wrote letters to Aunt and Lib a short time ago
Franklin Tennesee Sept. 18. 1864. Helow pop [ ? ] do you you old horse receised that even [ ? ] letter of yours and right glad I was to see that ya are so well and I hope that your health will continue to be good as long as this war last
Franklin, Tennessee August the 29th, 1864 Dear Friend Your letter of the 18th of the month came to hand last Friday and I was very much pleased to get it. I had been off to Nashville on duty for a few days and when I came back to the company there was quite a number of letters for me among them yours. We have drew 67 horses for company and are getting ready for to go to the front again. I think we will start this week if nothing happens. So after we leave you ned not expect to get answers to your letters quite so prompt as when I was at Carters Station, but I will try and do the best I can and you can expect no more from any buddy.
Nashville Tenn August 4th 1864 My Own Dear Aunt Emily it is with the greatest of pleasure that I seat (set) myself to pen a few lines to you to let you know that I am well and do hope that these few lines will find you the same. I wrote you a letter some time ago and put it on the desk to go off but it never went