Hd Qrs Reserve Corps McAfars Red House Road Col RHG Minty Col Maj Genl [ ? ] has sent Col McCook [ ? ]-ions to communicate on his left with you right. He wishes you to keep him fully informed.
It is getting late so I will have to close. [ ? ] the news that I can think of is that we are all well as I hope you and Harry and the rest are. We miss you and Harry very much. Please write and tell how cousin Elizabeth is.
Photograph of Harvey S. Heywood
B Franklin Gooding Co. A. 4th Mich Cav Clami (Claim) for pension Sunstroke + Rheumatism + Disease of heart results of Sunstroke + Thyphoid Fever Had Typhoid fever at Bowling Green about Nov 8th 1862. Absent from Command to about April 1st 1863.
I was acquainted with B Franklin Gooding at the time he was taken Sick I was 1st Sergt A Co 21st Regt Mich Vol Cav he was Sick and ordered to the Hospittal
Saline Mich Feb 8.96 Friend Treat Dear Comrade I hope you [ ? ] hour last fall all right [ ? ] In thinking over the trip I am very glad we were together + how we did enjoy the old [ ? ] association – at least I did
Louisville Ky 5 P.M. June 27th My dear Davidson I wish you would look in my dirty valice and from a paste board enveloped you will find there, extract for me two appraisals for horses which I foolishly left behind.
Willards Hotel Washington D.C. May 29/65 Mary my Dear Dear Wife, I have waited and prayed that I might hear from the dear one but still no greetings come from the Precious Object of my hearts fondest love although ten long days have passed since I wrote you from Fortress Monroe and I am feeling verry sad indeed for I cannot imagine why it is so.
Fortress Monroe May 24/65 My Dearly Beloved Wife I will write you a few words again this morning although it seems as though I cannot write until I hear from the dear One But I hope and pray that I shall recieve some of those – dear precious Letters, which have been my sole comforters & sollace during the long long weary months of this terrible war
2 Head-Quarters Second Brigade, Second Division Cavalry, May 20 186 We intended to picket the whole length of Flint River. so that the [ ? ] gentleman would be between two liner. I don’t think he could have escaped us. At midnight of the 11th a despatch came from Lt Col Andress of the 7th Pa informing us that Pritchard and the 4th Mich had caught J. D. on the morning of the 10th at Irwinville.
On board the Steamer Clyde off Fortress Monroe May 20/65 God has again permitted me to come where I can once more address Thee my hearts most precious [ ? ] Oh! Mary Dear what a long long time it has been since I left the Loved One and not one single word have I heard from you since or any one at home.
Head-Quarters Second Brigade, Second Division Cavalry, Macon Ga, May 18 1865 My dear Davidson I broke off abruptly in my last on the 9th inst to start after the redoubtable Jeff Davis. I was not one of the fortunate 150 who caught the above named gentleman, but I have the plesant knowledge that if he hadn’t fallen into Pritchards hands, we should have taken him in out of the cold. We had gone down on the road in front of him to cut him off. However the 4th Michigan caught him, and, at that we shouted most lustily, and threw up our apologies for hats.
Hd. Qrs. 4 Mich. Cav. Abbyville, Ga. May 11th 65 Capt. Scott A.A.A.G. 2nd Divis. C.C.M.D.M. Sir- I have the honor to report that at daylight yesterday at Irwinsville I surprised & captured Jeff Davis & family, together with his wifes sister and brother, his Post Master Gen. (Regan) his private Sec’y (Col. Harrison) Col. Johnson A.D.C. on Jeffs staff, Col. Morriss, Col. Tubbick Lt. Hathaway, also several unimportant names and a train of 5 wagons & 3 ambulances
Military Division of the Mississippi Near Macon Ga May 8 1865. My dear Davidson I have been intending for a long while to write you and give an account of our doings in this part of the country but have heretofore had no opportunity of sending a letter off. In fact I do not know when this will be started, but I will try to have it ready for the first opportunity. I suppose you have seen in the papers some account of our doings if they will allow us a column or two in the same sheet which contains the surrender of Lee & Johnsons.
Hd Qurs 2 Brig 2 Div Cav Corps Macon Ga. April 29, 1865 My dear Davidson By a flag of [ ? ] I am enabled again to send you a few lines. I had intended to have had a long letter ready for you but on account of laziness am, as usual, too late. I wrote you on the 23d inst, but am doubtful whether you received it.
Macon, GA April 22/65 My dear Davidson I am well and I [ ? ] of peace with the Confederacy. I have but time to write a word or some of our [ ? ] officers leave to-night and will carry this.
H’d Qrs 2 Brig 2 Div Cav’y Corps Near Russelville Ala Mch 24/65 My dear Davidson I have but a moment to write you. We are on one way to Tuscaloosa, I believe, having left Chickasaw on the morning of 22nd Tough times for a month or two.
H’d Qrs 2 Brig 2 Div C. C. Chickasaw Ala Mch 15/65 My dear Davidson Yours of Feby 26th I received just before we broke camp and started on the campaign. Monday night we started at 2 o’clock and are now here on the south bank of the Tennessee River and as nearly as possible on the line between Mississippi and Alabama.
Head-Quarters Second Brigade, Second Division Cavalry, Corps, Gravelly Springs Ala March 9 1865 My dear Mother In Davidson’s of 12th ult, received two days ago, he says you wonder that you do not receive letters more frequently from me.
Camp 4th Mich Cav Granelly Springs Ala March 6th 1865 Dear friend Maggie I with pleasure seat myelf to answer your kind and welcome letter of Feb 18th which was received to day. I need not tell ou that it was received and read with much pleasure.
Head Qrs Cavalry Corps M.S.M. Gravelly Springs Ala. March 2nd 1865 General. The Brivet Major General Commanding directs me to say, that he wishes you to furnish any number of men Capt. Carling Chief Q. M. Cav. Corps or Col. McKay may require to procure fuel for transports.
Head-Quarters Second Brigade, Second Division Cavalry Corps Gravelly Springs Ala Feby 26 1865 My dear Davidson We have just received “marching orders” and on the morning of the 28th are to go to Eastpert and cross the River. It is supposed that we will move through the centre of Alabama and strike Montgomery and Selma.
Head-Quarters Second Brigade, Second Division Cavalry, Corps Military Division of the Mississippi North West Corner of “Alabamy” Feb 22 1865 My dear Davidson We still remain in the identical spot where we dropped down on the 25th of last month. Our huts, kennels and stables are now all completed
Head Quar 2 Brig. 2 Div. Cav’y Corps Columbia Tenn. Jan’y 15/65 My dear Davidson Thus far leave we again proceeded on our Southward jaunt. We left Louisville on the 28th ult and by easy marches have arrived here on our way to Eastport Miss. We have for the last day or two been riding over the battle field of Nashville & Franklin.