Hd Qrs. 8” Mich Cavalry April 1” 1865 Warner J. B. Capt Comdg Co “A” Requests return of within named absentees to their commands. Re[ ? ] from A.A.G Office D.C. to Inft Hospitals Nashville
Nov 28 1864 knoxville tenn dear sister I have neglected to write to you I have been verry bisey and have not heard from mary in a long time I suppose you have heard of William Scott death
Mount Stirling Ky march 26 I am well at presant and I hope these few lines will find you the same I got a letter from ann and one from [ ? ] yesterday I got a letter from you and a likeness and I want you to tell mary to send me hers
feb 3 1864 I am well at presant and hope you the same I have not heard from you in a long time I received a letter from ann yesterday and she did not even mention your name I want you to send me your likeness
Libby Prison Richmond VA Jan 4th 1864 Dear Brother Thinking a few lines from me might interst you I embrace the present opportunity. I rec a letter from John this day which found me emjoying good health Although I was much disappointed in not rec one from Martha As you have ere this heard the particulars of my capture I will give you a slight discription of Libby Prison the building in which we are confined
Niles Mich Dec 14, 1863 R. C. Smith Esq Dear Sir. Have you heard from W. B. Smith since Genl. Sanders death. Do you suppose it will make any difference with his promotion. I would like to know before I go any further with mine. If you have heard any thing about it and will be so kind as to drop me a line and inform me I shall be very much obliged.
Hd. Qrs. 2d Div. 23d A.C. London Sept. 29. 1863 Dear Father Since writing you we moved down as far as Sweetwater on our way to support Rosecrans but on reaching said place recd. orders to fall back to this place so returned the same night.
Headquarters, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps Camp Nelson August 5th 1863 Dear Father, We moved here Sunday PM. The 2nd unit coming by rail from Covington to Nicholsville. The camp has been moved from its former pleasant ground to one in the woods where the axe had to be used to make roads and places for tents.
Camp Nelson July 26th/63 Dear Sister, I received your letter last Friday and was glad to hear from you. I wrote to you the other day and directed it to Richland so I thought I would write again today. My health is getting pretty good now. Erastus is well. He is on guard today. Our Regiment is scattered a good ways now. The most of them left the night of the 21st after Morgan.
Camp Near Ky River July 23/63 Dear Sister I received your letter the other day and was glad to hear that you were well we have been moving about so so much that I don’t get a chance to write when I want to we are camped in the woods close to the Ky River this is the fourth Camping ground we have had
Pomeroy, Ohio July 23, 1863 Dear Mother, I wrote Father a few lines right after we had routed Morgan at Buffington Island near Portland – this states informing you all of our success and of my safety. This chase of ours is, I think, the longest on record in this country. It was a very fatiqueing march with little sleep & short rations. Many were left along the line completely worn out but strange as it may seem, I stood it better day by day and never felt stringer and better than I do now.
Cincinnati Ohio July 13. 1863 Dear Father We reached this place this eve 5 ½ o’c & stand ready to move ashore with our forces or go farther up or down the river & land. Morgan is working Eastward and we intend to cut him off. I believe our boys would attack 5 times their numbers they are so anxious for a fight.
On board “Jno T. Macombs” Sunday July 12, 1863 Dear Father I dropped you two short lines from Westport but fear that they may not reach you for some time so write again now. My last was mailed at Lawrenceburg on the 9th inst. at which time I gave you some account of our march upto that time.
Sunday July 12/63 Westport Ky. Ohio River Dear Father Reached this place via Eminence & Lagrange 12 o’c last night having marched 60 miles since night before last 9 o’c which we think forced marching. Morgan is over in Indiana & I presume we will follow him this AM but cant tell marching orders come sudden.
Lawrenceburg, Ky July 9th, 1863 Dear Father, To show you that I am as strong as ever and have entirely recovered from my sickness, I must give some account of the march we have just had and are yet through with in search of Genl. Jno. Morgan.
Camp Nelson Near Hickman Bridge, Kentucky July 1st, 1863 Dear Father, There is nothing of importance since my last. Colonel Stockton is still in command of this Post and I am still with him at Headquarters. I wrote Uncle Howard last evening asking him to use his influence to secure the promotion of Colonel Stockton to Brigadier General.
Camp Nelson Hickman’s Ridge, Kentucky June 27th 1863 Dear Brother Howard, Now what shall I say to my little brother this rainy evening? I presume he would like a variety of little items about camp life. The men carry on their horses, their blankets, tents, etc., and in their haversacks their knife, fork, spoon, cup and plate so that when they halt for meals or for the night everything is handy and ready for use.
In Camp near Hickmans Bdg June 25 1863 Dear Father Yours of the 19th was handed me this evening by the Postmaster just from Mt. Sterling with the regiment. You need feel no farther anxiety about my health for it is very good now and I feel as well as I have since leaving Michigan. I have written to you nearly every three days since leaving home, do you get all my letters?
Lexington June 24th/63 Dear Sister, I received yours of the 14th and 22nd and was glad to hear from you and to hear that you were well. I have been quite unwell since I wrote to you but am some better now but am very weak yet. We have been on forced marches and I have been along all but two days.
Convalescent Hospital 4 miles S of Nicholasville Ky. June 14 1863 Dear Mary Imagin to yourself a large two-story stone house facing the south with a [ ? ] at the front door, a long piazza in rear, a large front yard, tastefully laid out and flowers of most every variety in full bloom several uncomon large locusts & other trees
Hickmans Bridge Ky June 8th 63 Dear Sister we left Covington last monday noon and got here Saturday night we are about one hundred and twenty miles nearly South of Cincinnati we are about one miles from the Kentucky River
Near Hickman’s Bridge 6 miles from Nicholasville Ky. June 6th 1863 Dear Father We reached here just now 10 o’c AM & as the Post master is going back to Nicholasville thought I would say we ar all right. Shall write soon more in detail Pleasant camp just opening my things. Horse in fine condition while some ½ doz officers horses gave out.
Commissary Department 8th Michigan Cavalry Covington, Kentucky May 29th 1863 Dear Father, The last detachment of our regiment arrived this a.m Sergeant Huggins brought a letter from Mary which I was glad to receive. The Colonel looks as usual, if anything, a little more worn. From what we hear, it is well that the last detachment came on as soon as they did and if they had come sooner it would have saved our good name.
Mt Clemens May 19th/63 Dear Sister I received your letter to day and was glad to hear that you were well I have been sick ever since I wrote to you before 8 companys went the 12 of this month our Company went but I was not able to go
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