Head Quarters U.S. Forces Winchester, Va. Nov. 7 1864 Colonel, I have the honor to state that G.H. Sowle Co. G 5 Michigan Cavalry this day entered on lines from the direction of Berryville and reported as follows. He was taken prisoner by men of Mosby’s command on the Maeadanuged Road near Newtown and by them taken to a camp on the Berryville and Winchester Turnpike.
Colonel. Enclosed herewith I send you Commissions for Major Smith H. Hastings and Captain Charles Y. Osbun, which please acknowledge. The other commissions will be forwarded when the vacancies occur.
Middletown Va Aug 14 1864 Monday Dear Father We had a pleasant trip from City Point to Washington but only [ ? ] at the latter place during Saturday + part of Sunday last then moved via Rockville Poolesville [ ? ] to Harpers Ferry.
Camp 5 Mich Cav Aug 3rd 1864 Miss Hutchings Yours of the 20 is at hand & I take this opertunity to answer it. I am well & at City Point now waiting to take the Boat for Washington. Our Division is loding now. I espect we are a going thare to help to drive the Rebels out of Maryland. You will hear from Mich. Briggade a gain soon if you take the papers. We have had a good many hard fights this summer & lost a good many men.
Camp 5 Mich Cavalry July 15th 1864 Miss Hutchins Excuse me for being so bold as to write to you. Adelbert Hatten left your Potograph & one of your letters with one of our boys. I thought I would write & send them to you & let you know what became of him. He was taken Prisner at Trivillian Station. I saw him a few minnets before he was taken.
Camp of 5th Mich Cavalry April 22nd 1864 Colonel I have the honor to ask for a leave of absence for fifteen days for the following reasons – I have been with my regiment from its organization nearly twenty months and have never been absent a day –
Camp of 5th Michigan Cavalry April 20th 1864 Colonel, I have the honor to enclose here with a Commission as Second Lieutenant by the Governor of the State of Michigan; and a certificate of the Assistant Commissary of Musters of the First Cavalry Division to the effect that I can be Musterd into the Service when discharged
Capt. I have the honor to enclose certifficate of Jacob Bristol. A.C. of M. 3rd Division Cavalry Corps + respectfully ask that I may be discharged as per certifficate
Capt I have the honor to enclose certificate of Jacob Bristol, A.C. of M. 3rd Division Cav’y Corps and respectfully ask that I may be discharged, as per certificate.
Camp of 5th Michigan Cavalry March 11th 1864 Captain, I have the honor to address you requesting a leave of absence for fifteen days in compliance with G.O. [ ? ] Headquarters Army of the Potomac to visit my friends in Michigan
Camp of 5th Mich Cavalry March 9th 1864 Captain I would most respectfully request a leave of absence for five days in compliance with General Order 3 and 1 11.2.1. od Quarters Army of the Potomac
Approved and Respectfully forwarded Wm Y Magoffin Capt Comdg Regt Hd Qrs 2nd Brigade 3rd Div C.C. March 9th 1864 Approved and Respectfully forwarded CP Dake Maj Comdg Brig
Approved and Respectfully forwarded Wm Y Magoffin Capt Comdg Regt. Hd Qrs 2nd Brigade 3rd Div C.C. March 9th 1864 Approved and Respectfully forwarded CP Dake Maj Comdg Brig
March 1 1864 Dear Friend It is with pleasure that i sit down to write a few to you. I am well at present and hope you are the same. i am in the midst of Rebeldom sixty mules South of Washington. We are within three miles of the rebel picket lines, it has been very pleasant weather every since we have been here till now it rains like everything mud up to the top of my boots.
Head Quarters 5th Mich. “Cav” Stevinsburg Va Dec 21st 1863 Dear Brother Your letter reached me last Eve I hasten a reply. I Judge from your account that the young people are enjoying themselves [ ? ] I would like much to be one of your [ ? ] and purchance nothing preventing I amy obtain a short leave. Capt. Townsend says as far as lays in his power a leave will be given me with the greatest of pleasure.
Head Quarters 5th Mich Cavy Stevensburg Va Dec 11th/63 Approved and respectfully forwarded S.P. Purdy Major Commanding
Camp of 5th Mich Cavalry Stromsburg Va Dec 10 1863 Captain I would respectfully ask a leave of absence for fifteen days to visit Detroit Mich having received intelligence of the death of an uncle and that my mother is at the point of death.
Utica Sept 29 1863 Sir: I have the honor to transmit [ ? ] Withers testimonial for Capt Walker. Kesaks position in [ ? ] New Cavalry Bureau + from aknowledge of [ ? ] this people + command him warmly I have the honor to be Your obt sert A. [ ? ]
Frederick Md. July 19/63 My Dearest Wife I came here yesterday from Boonsboro am stopping at the city hotel I reported to a Doctor this morning who attends sick + wounded officers, who gave me some medicine
Boonsboro Md. July 17 /63 My Dearest I wrote you yesterday and told you I would write again to day I have been quite well to day no fever and my diarrhea has not been bad.
Head Quarter 5th Mich Cav in [ ? ] July 17th 1863 Approvd and respectfully forwarded L.S. Trowbridge Maj. Comdg
Boonsboro Md. July 11″ 1863 My Dearest Wife, It has been a number of days since I have written you but it is thungh my and of mine as we have our on the move so much it has seen imposible for me to write.
Camp for breakfast 2nd Brigade Near Gettysburg, Pa. July 4th, 1863 My Dearest Wife, I have just a minute to spare and write to let you know that we were in the action yesterday and I escaped without a scratch. Our Co. lost several killed, wounded and missing.
Hd. Quarters 5th Mich. Cav. Camp Meeting Hill, Va. June 18th, 1863 My Darling Wife, We returned from Picket yesterday at our new home and this morning I have rose early and am writing to you the first thing. Last night was the warmest night I have experience in Va. and today we will doubtless have a very warm day but we have a cool shady grove and our wall tents and will get along very well.
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