In the Field Near Kenasaw Mt. Ga 1st July 18664 Dear Cousin Phil Your letter of some date was recd. this morning and I was right glad to hear from you as letters are scarce “Away down here in Dixie”.
Office Depot Wagon Transportation, Chattanooga April 2 1864. Col I have the honor to transmit herwith the following papers pertaining to duty in the Quarter masters Department for the month of March 1864
Mission Ridge Rossville, GA Feb. 5, 1864 Mr. Jonathan Curry, Dear Friend, I thought that would be no harm in trying to write a few lines to us Dack is writting to you. I am still alive well and harty as any of Uncle Sam boys been. I got a pat of hard tack and bacon I guess that this potato crops wasn’t very good if it was I have not seen the benefits of it yet but I live in hopes
Camp Near Chattanooga Nov 17th 63 Dear Friend, Your very kind letter of the eighth came to me tonight and I was much pleased to hear from you and that you were well. I presume there was a great excitement to see who would be drafted and I have no doubt more than one man trembled lest it might be him. I think myself that those who are so anxious to see this war continue would show their zeal to better advantage to come into our thinned ranks and help us fight it out.
Hd Qrs. 11th Mich V. I. Chattanooga Nov. 10th 1863 Dear Cousin Phil. Perhaps you think that I have given up the idea of writing you again but how some[ ? ] let not your heat be troubled for I have no idea of breaking up the correspondence with you although I don’t get an opportunity to write as often as I would wish. It has been so long since I have recd a letter from, or written one to you, that I have quite forgotten which wrote last
Q. M. Dept Nov 2 1863 Col Dr Sir I have 20 teams that went to Stevenson last week & reached that place about the 25th ult. I understand indirectly that they have not started from Stevenson but for what reason I cannot say. The Wagon Master in Charge is named Samuel [ ? ].
Hd. Qrs. 11th Mich. Inf. Vols Murfreesboro Tenn 21st Jan. /63 Dear Cousin “Phil” Once more in this “course of human events” it become necessary for me to write an answer to a letter from you I recd your favor of the 21st ult. a few days since but have had no opportunity of answering before on account of the great press of business, consequently I am under the necessity of asking you to excuse my tardiness, which I think you will grant under the circumstances.
Murfreesboro Jan 12 1863 Friend Kate, This morning I seat myself to inform you that I am yet well and trust this may find you the same. Well we have taken Murfreesboro and I have no doubt you have seen by the papers long before this. After five days of hard fighting we entered the town. The battle commenced on Tuesday the 30 day of December and ended on Saturday the third of January in the night.
Murfreesboro tennessee January the 9th..1863 To Herman and Emeline I will write a few lins again to you ishould have writen sooner if ihad been whare icould ihave been in one of the hardest battles that has ben fought in this war it lasted..10..days
Headquarters 11th Michigan Volunteers Nashville Dec. 3rd 1862 Friend Kate, With pleasure last night I received your kind letter of the 26th of November. I was much pleased to see that you had not forgotten me for I waited long and patiently for an answer. But your letter explained the reason why it did not come. So you came near giving me a scolding did you.
Nashville Tenn June 6 /62 Dear Sister i received yours of the first to day and was glad to hear that you were all well and that our folks were a doing well i hope they will continue to do so.. i shall in the hospital for som time and mabe all summer for the docttor there is no use of sending men out in the sun to to do duty that cannot sand it i just as leaf say here