(Confidential) Lexington Ky Jany 28/1865 Maj H. L Wise I have taken the liberty to write you a few lines in relation to what is going on in the regiment and ask your influence. Should you feel like giving it so that I may have my rights in the Reg One week ago Maj West Resignation was accepted, leaving a vacancy in that line. Capt Miles & myself are the Ranking Captains left both being mustered on the same day. I learned yesterday that Capt George Co I had been appointed to fill the vacancy.
Head Quarters 11Mich Vol Cav Lexington Ky Jany 7th 1865 My Dear Major Again we are safe in Lexington but much fatigued and badly worn out and many of the Command Frost bitten [ ? ] [ ? ] of which your son Lt Cass Wise will inform you in all the particulars much better than I can write, he being on my [ ? ] the Raids into Verginia Eastern Tenn 2 cso we break camp tomorrow morning at 7 AM for Mt Sterling When we expect to remain during the winter excepting what scouting it will be nessary to make after the Bushwhackes 2 Guerrillas
Rooms Military Commission, Private & Confidential Show to no one Lexington Ky. Dec 26, 1864. Major I have been waiting the course of events since my return from Michigan hoping to have something of importance to communicate but find that I may wait long before I learn any thing to a certainty. I can therefore give you nothing but rumors and you can take them for what they are worth and act accordingly. Col Brown, Doct Woodman and myself arrived here on the 19th ult at noon.
Head Quarters 11th Regt Mich. Vol. Cav. Lexington Ky, March 1st 1864 Regimental Order No. 31 Lieut. Col. James B. Mason, Major Charles E. Smith & Major Henry L Wise of the eleventh Regt. Mich. Vol. Cav. are hereby appointed Council of Administration for this Regiment in Conformity to Article Twenty third of the revised U. S. Army regulations
January 10th 1864 Brady Sunday Morning Dear Friend Henry. I recieved your letter yesterday. and it was indeed a welcome visitant. We are all well at present. You said it was very cold there but Henry if it is as cold there as it is here my heart aches for you. All of our oldest settlers say that they never knew it to be as cold in Michigan as it was the first and second days of this month.
Camp Nelson Lexington, Ky. December 24th, 1863 Dear Mary, this is the first oppertunety I have had since I left Camp Lee to write. I am well as usual & hope you the same. we left Kalamazoo the 18 of December & arived here in Lexington the 24 at night. We left Kalam about 10 o’clock at night & runn down to the Grand Junction. at 3 miles west of Detroit we then directed our discourse toward Toledo, Ohio, at which place we arived at about Saturdaye evening
Lexington Ky. Feb 24th 1863. Dear Father Mother brothers and sisters and friends we are all well and hope that thes few linds will find you in the same helth I got a letter from you las night daet the 18 of feb staten that you had sent us a box we got the box yesday noon I was never so thankful in my life to get so menny thing from home it poot me in thout