My Dear I thought I would not write until I heard from you but we shall go for Washington Tuesday next and I suppose you do not get your mail but once a week consequently I write you at this time
Oct. 1 Wednesday Morning Dear Dollie I am at Alexandria to day. we received our pay yestrday. I have been getting we a big tall pair of boots Rubber cap cover and other fixings to make me comfortable on a march and for the muddy raing weather that will soon be and on us.
Aug 24 Alexandria Va Aug 26 Dear Wife I have had no opportunity of writing to you in a long time nor received a letter from you. I do not know when our mail will be established again. you will have learned [ ? ] this that the whole of McClellan to any have left the Peninsula are to form a junction with Pape + Burnside
July 5th Camp on James River Dear Dollie I wrote you a few lines this morning a few hours since I received a letter from you from st Johns. I will try and write you a few more particulars. I believe I wrote you last from the front of Richmond
Camp near Fair Oaks April 20th Dear Dollie What a job I have got before me to day I got six letters. I had been worrying for a week about not getting a letter and now they all came in a heap and I must answer them all I wrote you yesterday morning and shall in consequence be verry brief
Camp Near Fair Oaks April 19 Dear Dollie I have just come in from picket and am tired and sleepy but I suppose I shall have to write to you as it is Saturday we were out forty eight hours. the rebels were all along our lines but we did not get into a fuss with them.
My Dear Dollie I think I wrote you last Saturday morning bu believe my time was so limited I could not write you much. little did I think on that morning what was to follow before night. we marched about four miles pitched our shelter tents and was trying to make ourselves as comfortable as possible
Pontiac Mich July 15, 1865 Mrs Merrill Madam Your note of inquiry relative to your husband SB Merrill brings this response. I was aquainted with him about the time he died but at that time I did not think that I should ever get out myself so I was not as particular about it as I would otherwise He died about the last of August last
Head Qr’s Pro. Div. Army of the [ ? ] July 5 1865 I hereby certify that Lieut. Col. D.S. Root 5 Mich Vet. Vol. Inf. has satisfied me that he has made all returns required by Army Regulations and that he is not indebted to the Government on account of Ordnance or ordnance stores. Clothing. camp and Garrison Equipage or any other Public Property John W. Thafer Major 20 Ind. Vet. Vol. Inf. A.C.M. Pro. Div. A. of Tenn.
Camp 8th Mich Before Petersburg Monday Apr 3d/65 Dear Father The first opportunity after the battle in which I was yesterday is improved by informing you of my safely, Petersburg is ours.
Sir: In obedience to General Orders, No. 41, Series of 1862, I have this day furnished transportation from this city to Grand Rapids Mich and return, for Pvt. George Bracy, Company F., 5 Regiment Mich Volunteers, at a cost of $34 36/100
Camp 8th Mich. I. Before Petersburg Saturdfay, noon March 25th 1865 Dear Father An engagement of 3 ½ hours duration terminated at 8 o’clock a.m. I have been over the battle field + have just returned to camp + will try to write a hasty letter
Camp 8th Mich. Infty Before Petersburg Va Friday, March 24th 1865 Dear Father Yours of the 12th inst. I received last evening It was due last Monday. I have writen to Wealthy this Am. but as she is not now at your house I shall have to write the same news to both.
Camp 5th Mich Infy Feb 22nd 1865 Friend Rufe I have remained so long silent since I received your letter. that you have doubtless formed the opinion in this that I was not going to write you. Yours was received in due time and I commenced to answer it but was called to perform some duty and did not get at it again.
Camp Near Petersbury Oct the 17th 1864 Friend frank your letter came to hand in due time and was very glad to hear from you I received that tobbaco that you sent and am a thousand times oblige to you for it
Head Qrs 2d Brig 3d Div 2d Corps October 5th 64 Special Orders No The Comdg Officer of the 105th Pa Vols will detail one (1) enlisted man for duty in the commissary dept to report to Capt C. I. Quin C. L. at Warren Station at once
Head Quarters 5th Mich [ ? ] Vols Near Petersburg Va August 10th 1864 This is to certify that Lieut John Braden of Company G 5th Michigan Vet Vol Infty served under General Kearny during the time he commanded this Division and is thereby intitled to the Kerny medal John Pulford Col Cmdg 5th Mich Vet Vols
Camp near Petersburg—
August 4th 64
It seems strange that I do not get a letter from you. I have
been looking for one for several days. I think there is something
wrong about the mail. I wish you would write me as soon as you get
this and let me know about the bounty. I have understood that I
could not get any County bounty. How is that.
Andersonville Georgia June 5th 1864 Dear Wife You have probably ere this heard that I am dead or missing I was taken prisioner on the morning of the 12th of May we had been fighting about one hour near Spottsylvania Court house I am now a prisioner of war but I am well hope if this even reaches you it will find you the same
Camp near Brandy Station Virginia May 3rd 1864 Dear Julia I am back again to camp we have just come in this after noon all safe and sound and time enough to get ready to march with the rest of the boys we haveto march to night or tomorrow morning some of the Iosco boys have been sick but and are not able to march so they have been sent to the rear
May 2nd The weather is fine a good time for pickets tomorrow we will be relieved and go back to camp if they do not move, but the news came to us this morning that they were a going to move tomorrow morning if they doe I cannot tell which way we will goe but I think it will be towards Culpeper we will soon haveto face the enemy hope that we may make them hunt their holes this summer
Pony Mountain Virginia April 30th 1864 Well Julia I have at best received that long looked for and ever welcome letter that I have looked for so long I received it last evening but did not mistrust any thing until I came to the few lines that Hie wrote and you can judge of my supprise when I read along to where he sayed that we had another little Sylvia
Camp near Brandy Station Virginia April 27th/64 Dear Wife I thought that I would write a few lines to you this after noon to let you know that I am well and in good spirits we moved our camp yesterday we only moved about one miles from the old camp onto a nice piece of ground on a large plantation and stuck our tents we are in a nice healthy place
Camp Near Brandy Station Virginia April 25th 1864 Dear Julia I received your letter of the 17th on the evening of the 23rd was supprised to hear that you was so smart my health is good and I hope that it will remain so I have just finnished writing to mother and I shall try and finnish this and mail them both togather the reason why I have so much time to day to write is because I was on gard yesterday