Col. In accordance with your request to furnish a report of the noncommissioned officers and privates of Co. E. who have distinguished themselves by meritorious and gallant conduct
Mrs. P. made us some conn dodgers for supper = I drawed yesterday for 11 days. every thing we want – and had over 40 dollars fund besides, I use that to buy eggs – lemons, matches, meal – pins – brooms. +c for the use of the hospital and sick, pay 30 cts a dozzen for eggs
You may want to hear something about our journey. We started from the depot at 8 o’clock P.M. had a sleeping car from there to Detroit, arrived at Detroit at midnight. and at Toledo at day light had some hot coffee changed cars and started at 10 o’clock A.M. arrival at Cleveland at dusk.
Part Second It is now about one o’clock As I sayed before the weather is nice – yesterday and the three days before was very cold cold winds – cold enough to cut a man into – the men suffered considerable
Boudoir Car Company $1000 Bond
Mason Aug 5 /66 Messrs Howard S Welch in answer to yours of the 2d I was at city Point dismount camp on the first of april 65 on the 13 april I was sent to the cavelry corps Hospto l was mustered there the last of april on the sixth of may I was sent to Washington
Detroit 29th December 1865 I certify that John Hogan a recruit of the 7th Mich. Cavl. Deposited of his bounty at Draft [ ? ] at Jackson on the 6th March 1865 the Sum of one hundred and ninteen 30/100 dollars ($119.30) and that he has made no assignment thereof. Joshua Howard [ ? ] Paymaster U.S.A.
Seventh Mich Cav. Camp near Petersburg Va Sunday May 7th 65 Dear people at home A beautiful morning this – the weather was exceedingly warm yesterday – the hotest of the season – so far = thanks to the cool breeze that fans us poor fellows this morning. When I wrote you last – Expected that we would leave here
U.S. Christian Commission “This is a faithful saying, and worth of all acceptation. that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” Citty Point May 5th 1865 Dear Brother & Sister I received your a few hours a go was very glad to hear from you a gain I medling tough again now have got nearly over the jaundice but my throat is same sore
Seventh Mich. Cav. Near Petersburg Va April 21st 1865 Dear People – Yesterday quite sudden – as you perhaps might have noticed – just at that time I heard them blow “pack up” We moved only about a mile – now we are right on the sub of the city.
Camp near Petersburg, Va. April 20th, 65 Friend Elon, I recd. your letter of the 26th & you may bet I was glad to hear from you & to hear that Rube was once more out of the hands of the Rebs. He was in luck to get out alive. I was expecting everyday to hear bad news from him but I hope now he has got home he will come around alright.
Birk Station Apr. 12 1865 Dear Sister, I am writing to you today to letting you know that I am well and that I saw the rebellion we had been fighting them every day for eleven days. That morning it commenced at day light. Our division was dismounted and sent out on the skirmish line. We fought them about two hours so General Sheridan could get the infantry in position then we moved our horses and charged on them but there met Genl. Lee with a party of men working on terms.
Hospt. Camp Parole Anaapolis MD Feb. 26 1865 Dear Cousin Your truly welcom letter dated Feb 15th 65 came at hand last evening believe me dear Cousin I was very glad to hear you and your People was all well. mate I have been quite unwell for two weeks back with a large carbunkle on my neck and fever
Camp Russel Feb 23th 1865 Dear Sister I have waited a long time in vain for a letter from you but I am satisfied you have not neglected to write so long as this This is the fourth letter I have written to you and have not rec but one in return that was dated Nov 13th/64 and you spoke about sending some papers I have not rec a mich paper from any body
Hd Qrs 7th Mich Cav Camp Russell Va Feb 21st 1865 Dear folks at home – I arrived here in camp about 3 P.M. to day – found every thing all lovely – some few arrived yesterday and some havent got here yet I left Baltimore yesterday Monday at 3-30 p.m. I stoped in Harpers ferry last night
Hd Qrs 7th Mich Cav Camp Russell Va January 7th 1865 My Dear People One and all ‘Tis now 10’ A.M. and the wind blowing furiously. Yesterday it rained all day and now will have several days of cold-ran weather. Most all kinds of weather suits me when in camp.
Camp Russell Va 7th Mich Cav Dec the 30th 1864 Dear home and people. Last night I received a long letter from “Phillies” and Loraine of Dec 23d. I was expecting one and it came very acceptable Ill assure you. Frank said he would give $40.00 for a corrospondent that would write him such long letters.
Hd Qrs 7th Mich Cav December 24th 1864 My dear folk at home. Last night came the welcome letter from home – Loraines of Dec the 17th. I was just getting to go to bed when – I heard in the clear cold night air Stew and Shafer. a letter for you.
Camp near Rearnstown Va Wednesday Nov 23 d/1864 Dear folks at home, We are again back to the front got here on Monday = found when we got here that the cav had all gone after the rebs – we were about six hours to late to go. so we went into camp – it rained all day and all night
Camp Stoneman DC Nov 4 Dear Niece I now take this leisure to let you know how I like a soldiers life I have not seen any thing that is very bad to do as yet only I am agreat way from home and I am compelled to stay here some time a get but I will try and make the best of it I can
Head Quarters 1st Brigade 1st Division Cav Corps 4 miles north of Berryville Va Sept 16th 1864 My Dear Sisters it is with pleasure that I take my pen in hand to answer your most welcom letters one of which I recieved about a week ago and the other night before last
Capt. I would respect fully report that Circular No 2 Jan. 4th 1864 has been rec’d at this office and in accordance therewith I hereby forward my Official Signature
Pleasant Valey M.D. Wednesday Sept 7th 1864 Dear folks at home I received “Joes” and Loraines letter mailed Aug 30th in due time and as I wrote to Mat that day I thought I would wate a day or two before I answered yours. since then we have had some severe stormy weather
Camp 7th Michigan Cavalry City Point, Va. July 4th Captain, I would respectfully tender my resignation as 2d Lieut Co A 7th Michigan Cavalry Vols based on accompanying Surgeon’s Certificate. I have the honor to be Your Obedient Servant Franklin P. Nichols Lieut. 7 Mich Cav. E B Parsens Capt & A A Genl Cav Corps
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