Camp of the 3rd Mich At Brownsville Arkansas Dear Wife Jane It is with Pleasure that I embrace this opportunity of imparting a few ideas to you Also informing you of Our healths which is very good as a general thing through the company I have been ailing for a few days but only with the Ague think I can wear that out after a while
Grenada Camp at St Luis, MO Dear Wife [cut away] moments to spare & will imp[cut away] ing a few lines to you. I Received your letter of previous date & was much pleased to hear that you were all well…We can boast of the same blessing at this time. I mean those that are here Milan and the rest of the Boys that are at Memphis we have not heard from them but expect them here every day
Camp of the 3rd M C. Jackson Tenn April 22 Aunt Sophia Your kind letter written in answer to my and my friends Ormsbys was duly received by me a couple of days since and I propose to spend a few leisure moments in replying to it. To begin with I will promise that I am still enjoying the very best of health and so were all the folks in Michigan when I last heard from them which was but a few days ago.
Discharge Document, February 12, 1866
$73. Jackson, Mich., Dec 21st 1865 Paymaster U.S.A., Pay to M.B. Breitenbach, Seventy Three dollars, and deduct the same from money due me from the U.S. on mustering out of U.S. Army. Name: Louis Mathieson Co G 7 Reg’t Mich Cavalry
Sanantonio Texas September, 25, 1865 Dear Sister It is with pleasure that I take my pen in hand to inform you of my health which is good at the present time hopeing when these few lines reaches you may find you all the rest of the famly well, as I have just come off from guard this morning
Camp 5 Mich Cavy Baton Rouge La June 2nd 1865. I certify that Mitchell [ ? ] Maguire was enlisted at Paw Paw, Mich on the 14th day of August 1862, and that he is a member of Co “C”, 3d Mich Cavy. JK Mizner Col Comdg Regt
Head Quarters “C” 3d Mich cav Baton Rouge Leu May 31st 1865 Aunt Sophia, I received a letter from Mary this morning in which she stated that [ ? ] said that you was very anxious to hear from me fearing that I had been blown up on the Steamer Hamilton. Well I wasn’t and I was not on board of her at all but got to Mobile the day before the accident and had gone up the Tombegbee River.
Head Quarters lsf Brig Cav. Div Carrollton, GA April 13, 1865 Aunt, You “went back on me” a little in your last letter didn’t you, for not writing and sent me rather a short letter instead of a good long one such as you used to write. Now Aunt I was not at all to blame. I had written to you since I received anything from you and of course was not at all in your debt. Those clumsy mails of Uncle S- must bear the blame again.
Carrollton Lou March 28 65 Dear Wife Jane As I have a few moments to spare I will improve them by writing to you this leaves me well & truly hope it may find you enjoying the same health I wrote to you yesterday in reply to one I received which bore date of March 10th But I feel as though you would like to hear from me often while here and I will try and write as often as I can
De Valls Bluff Arks. March 16th, 1865 Aunt Sophie I received your last letter some time ago and if I do not answer it soon I shall not have an opportunity for some time as are en route for New Orleans. We shall start down the river tomorrow I expect. I am enjoying my usual good health and all the Michigan friends were well when I last heard from them.
Camp at Brownsville Ark March 14 65 Dear I received yours of March 4 65 last night and hasten a reply this leaves me well & all of the rest of Co “C” We received orders to move last night and now they have sent all of our camp equipage to the railroad to night We go down the river most likely to New Orleans but cant tell.
Brownsvill Ark feb the 28th/65 Dear Cousin I received your kind letter and was glad to hear from you I am well at present and hope that these few lines may find you the same I am at Brownsvill Ark and I dont think that we shall stay heare long
Brownsville, Ark Feb 25th 65 Dear Wife Jane You will have to excuse me for my long delay in answer to yours of Feb the 5th for I have been sick most of the time all of the since I last wrote to you but now I am some better have been having the Ague but I dont want you to worry about me for I will come out all right in the spring
Brownsville Ark February 7th 65 Dear Wife Jane I will now answer yours of previous date which found me well and all of the rest of Co “C” We have moved from where we were when I last wrote to you Milan Recd a letter from Ganzy last night he is well Jane we dont hear anything about getting pay yet and I dont think we will get pay before we leave this department
Brownsville. Ark Feb 6th 1865 Dear Wife I now seat my self to write a fiew lines to as i am on guard to night i am well at present and i hope when this reaches it will find you enjoying the same blessing.
Brownsville Sta Ark January 31st 65 Dear Wife Jane As I have but a few moments before taps blows I will improve them by answering yours of previous date was glad to hear of your good health and can boast of the same and so can all of the rest of Co “C” And here let me say that at 7 oclock in in the morning we have to leave our barrack to give room for the 9th Iowa Cavl
Brownsvill Station Ark Jan the 28th/65 Dear Cousin I recieved your letter to day and was glad to hear from you I am and to hear that you as all well in ar heatfield I am in sack in sack yetwe are under marching orders now and we dont know when we shall leave here and I dont care eather for we are a haveing a good time heare now
Brownsville Sta Ark Jan 23rd 65 Dear Jane I received yours of previous date and hasten a reply This leaves us all well was glad to hear of your good health Oh to day is the first day that has seemed like winter to us here last night it commenced snowing and the snow fell about two inches in depth and to day it has been cold as fun but the sun has shone most all day
Brownsville Sta Arkansas Dec. 23 64 Dear Father As I was thinking it a long time since I received a letter from you and forgetting whether I had answered or not will now improve the present This leaves us well I mean all but John Bonesteel he has a bad cough Hope this may find you enjoying good health which is the source of happiness
Brownsville Sta Ark Dec 23rd /64 Dear Mother I received yours of Dec. 9th last night and hasten in reply it found me well and all of the rest of the friends Edwin is writing to Marinda in reply to the one she wrote in yours I also wrote one to her yesterday How I would like to be there Christmas
Brownsville Sta Ark Dec 18 /64 Dear Wife As I have just come from meeting & have a few moments to spare will improve them by answering yours of Dec. 2nd which was received to night and you may be assured it was perused with the greatest of pleasure & it found me enjoying life as well as one can and be a soldier
Brownsville Dec 14th 64 Dear Jane Just thought of home and the loved ones that are there and made up my mind to let them know how I am getting along also the rest of the Boys We are all well now I have been having the Ague for a few weeks last but now have broke it up and am feeling quite well It has been some time since I received any mail from you
Arlington Vanburen Co Mich Aug 13th 1864 Dear Friend Jane I rec your welcome message last mail & it found us well & enjoying ourselves well for Freds sister Mary & Husband just arrived but a few moments before it came their presence did not hinder me from stealing away to some quiet nook to peruse that [ ? ] sheet of friend ship For I know it [ ? ] news of my little bird & its mother I am glad she is well & yourself to.