In Camp of the 8th Mich inft March the 7/8165 Dear Carrie I now take my pen in hand to rite you a few lines to let you now that I am well and hope that these few lines will find you the same
Before Petersburg Jan. 31st 1sxt Divl field Hosp. 9thA.C. ‘65 Dear Cousin Yours of Jan 13th came to hand last week. I take this opportunity to reply in haste for tis already past ten o’clock. I received a letter from home yesterday, the folks were all well, twas tip to sleighing. We had had no snow here since I wrote you before, twice. the ground has been covered about half an inch deep. At present the ice on the ponds is frozen about two inches thick.
Jan 1st- There is a move close on hand. We got orders to clear the hospital of the sick about 11 o’clock last night and be ready to move. Where it will be we do not know. M.H.S.
Camp 8th Mich. Before Petersburg Dec. 8th ’64 Dear Cousin Mariette Your letter of November 3rd. just came to hand. I just received a letter from Sarah with yours enclosed. It did not reach Oak Grove ‘tlll the 1st of December, it must have met with a long delay somewhere on the road. When I wrote you I did not much expect that you could leave home on so short a notice.
Camp 8th Michigan Near Crab Orchard, Kentucky August 31, 1863 Dear Father, We are again well down in the state of Kentucky – breathing pure air & drinking pure water, thankful that we are as well situated as we are. The watchful care of divine providence has been over us in all the dangers of military life both by sea & land, preserving alike from the pestilence that walketh by noon day & the missile of death
Copy Head Quarters 8th Mich Vols Milldale Miss July 27th 1863 Special Orders 1st Lieut A. C. McKenzie commanding Co K will immediately order 2nd Lieut Darling Co K in arrest and confined to his quarters until further orders By order of Frank Graves Col.
I certify on honor that the above account is correct and just that Private Charles E Miller was held as Prisoner of War during the time above mentioned Alex C. McKenzie Lt. Comd Co K. 8th Mich Vol
Steamboat Ed. Walsh. June 13th 1863 Miss M. Skutt You were, no doubt surprised at receiving a request from a stranger for permission to write to you; and perhaps considered the request an impudent one. and perhaps it was. I am not going to try to prove that it was not!
STATE OF MICHIGAN. AUSTIN BLAIR GOVERNOR IN AND OVER THE STATE OF MICHIGAN: To all who shall see these Presents, Greeting: Know ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the integrity and ability of Lyman G. Buckingham In the Name and by the Authority of the People of the State of Michigan, I have nominated, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him NOTARY PUBLIC, for the County of Genesee in said State of Michigan
Flint Friday Dec 8th Dear “Uncle Buck” You will be [ ? ] -[ ? ] to receive a line from me here. I was at the little entertainment of which the programme is on the opposite page & saw there your wife & various young Bucks & was much delighted to see the family of my good but fun true friend Lyma G.
On the Blue Ridge Mountains Sept. 16, 1862 Dear Mother and friends, I am not very well this morning though not sick. I have the general complaint among. soldiers, “the dysentery.” I am now where day before yesterday the hot battle was a raging. After we left Washington, we marched every day for four days. We did not march all day some 10 ot 15 miles a day but we carried heavy knapsacks and were tired enough at night.
Washington Sept 10 /62 Dear Friend Elisa Fisher I received youre kind and welcom letter yester Day & your likeness & Glad was I indeed I looks tip top all those that saw them said they looked good I think so I am afraid that I shal loose them I hope to live to take them and I home Well Elisa I went throug some danger sence I herd from you
Washington Sept. 8, 1862 Dear Mother and all, I am in the city of Washington. We started from Detroit last Friday and arrived here last night. I felt well till Saturday night when I was taken sick on the cars. I commenced vomiting and kept it till most morning. We laid over Sunday and I was taken good are of. I feel very well this morning only weak, but we have heard news. The rebels are marching on this place and they say we have to fight tonight.
Detroit Sept. 4th, 1862 Dear Ma, and all I am in Detroit this morning. We came here yesterday morning but came in the city Tuesday night. I am well and feel good. I wanted to come home when I heard that Almira was sick, but was afraid it would make me sick again to ride down and back. I wish that I could hear from there this morning, but I cannot. We were uniformed yesterday, and expected to leave last night for Washington, but do not go till tonight.
S.CA. Beaufort, April 27th, 1862 Respected Father, Today being Sunday and not having a great deal to do I will write a few lines to you. I am well with the exception of a sore throat. I hear that you have been very sick which accounts for your not writing to me any oftener. I have never received but one letter from you since I have been in the army and you don’t know how glad I was to receive even one
Beaufort S.C. Feb 3d 1862 Dear Sister It has been several days since I have written to you so to day I will write you a few lines partly to let you know that I am almost well and partly to fulfill an agreement I made in my last to describe some of the manners and customes of the slaves of South Carolina.
November the 15 1861 Head Quarters 8th Regiment Michigan Infantry Camp at hilton head Dear Uncle and Aunt I take the present opportunity to write a few lines to you to let yall know I am in good health and hope that these few lines will find you the same When I was down to the Rapids, I did not think that I should ever see South Carolina
Hilton Head, South Carolina Nov. 11, 1861 Dear Sister, I am now in the (land of cotton) & perhaps (fear I’ll stay till I am cotton). I cannot tell but the prospects of my staying that long is rather slim just now. I am not very well and have not been since I had the measles. I am troubled with a pain in my bowels, which has made me very weak
Washington, Mariadain Hill Oct 13/61 Co. B. 8th Regt Mich Inft Mr John N McDougall Dear Sir We have moved to the seat of war we started the 27th Sept from Fort Wayne Detroit on the steam boat to Cleveland & the cars from there to Pits burg & the cars from there to Harrisburg & ther to Baltimore & then to Washington