Piece of Shell with accompanying note
East Capital Barracks Hospital Washington DC 5th/65 Dear Sister Molley I am trying to answer your kind letter that I received yesterday as they took me over to the Hospital I have a heave cole settle in my left side and I am very short winded
Hospital No 2 Crab Orchard Nov 7 th 1865 Dear friend Abbie, Our good friend Holmes has just arrived here on his way to Mich, + I take the opportunity to send a brief reply to your kind letter rece’d some time since
East Capitol Hill Hospital Washington DC Feb 8/65 Dear Father & Mother I will triy to answer your kind letter that I received yesterday from you and was very glad to hear that you was all well at presant but it did not find me in as good a health as the last one did when it left me.
Head Qrs 1st Div. 9th A.C. Provost Marshal’s Office January 20th 1865 Received from Capt. Albert A. Day, one Prisoner, Geo. W. Martin of Co. “H.” 20th Mich Vols. for the fulfillment of sentence, by General Court Martial. Special Order No. 122.
Finley Gen’l Hospital June 26th 1864 Lieut. Wheeler:/Dear Friend, I arrived at this hospital on the morning of the 24th inst. in as good condition as could be expected under the circumstances of the case. My leg is very painful indeed, but the surgeon here thinks that it will heal up, but will take some time to do so. I would like you to see the col. and have him do for me as he agreed to do
8 Miles North of Richmond In line of Battle Cold Harbor, Va. Tuesday June 7 1864 Friend Abbie; Since your last of the 8 was received, we have seen much hard fighting + many severe times.
Camp Sumpter G. A. June 2nd /64 Dear friends and all Again I have taken my seat to write you a few lines. I am still above ground & in good health, I wrote and before since I was taken prisoner so you will know the particulars before you get this, we got to this place the 29d of last month.
Lynchburg V.A. May 18th /64 Dear Father As there is a chance now to send a few lines now I am going to let you know where I am. I am a prisoner there was 90 men 6 line officers & our Lieut Col of our regt captured near Spotsylvania Court House V.A.
Crab Orchard, Ky Feb 9 1864 Friend Abbie; I hardly dare look for no expect forgiveness for my long silence, but hope is strong within me
Convalescent Camp Near Hickmain Bridge, Ky. Sept. 3d 1863 Dear Friend Your many kind + interesting [ ? ] was handed me by your Cousin some days since, but until the present have been unable to answer Was very much pleased to hear from you.
9th Corps Head Quarters 1st Div Before Petersburg Verginia March 30th 1863 Dear parents & Friends Well this is a very rainy day Andrew & I are all right yet. The rebels succeeded in surprising our boys the other morning Saturday 25, they broke our lines. I see the papers gives a prity correct account of it only some accounts say we captured only three or fore stans of colers
opposite Fredricksburg Jan 25/63 Dear Aunt I received your most kind and Welcome letter last evening and was glad to hear from you and to learn that you are all well Your letter found us all well except Charles He has got a verry bad cold & can hardely speak but we are in hopes that it will soon be better for the weather is not as bad know as it was last week
U. S. Army General Hospital. Ward 2. Camden St. Baltimore December 26th 1862. Dear Sister. I received yours & Ellas letter to day. I was very much gratified by receiving the locks of hair. I enclose one of mine in return as a holy day gift. I am still slowly gaining in strength & can eat a little better than I could. I am not so nervous as I was as you will judge by these last letter. Why dont you write longer ones. Now the last was very short. & I must say that Ellas had more news than yours.