Dear Wife, this is Friday night and I Am all a lone. Lime Has gone to Cincinati After more teams. so I will write a litle While I received your letter today and was glad to hear from you and was so tickled, that I jumped up and knocked a feller head over heels. Ellen I have nothing new to write so if this part of the letter hant very Sensible you must not think I am tight of loosing my wits. I Was down to cincinati to day with the team but was so busy that I did not see anything.
S. Halsted Co. H 19th Regt Mich. Infty Vols. was wounded in the right side in the Battle of Thompson’s Station March 5th, 1863 & died in the Confederate Hospital at Columbia, Tennessee March 14th, 1863 according to a copy of its register as furnished me March 28th, 1863. I. Cogshall Chaplain 19th Mich. Infty Vols
November 27th 1862 Brother Abe, Being I just came out of the hospital yesterday and am not able to do much yet, I thought I would compose a few lines to your noble self. Well Mark was in the hospital with me but he did not get out as soon as I did but he is gaining fast. Well Abe I got so lonesome.
Camp Granger, Nov 4 1862 Dear Wife, Once more I sit down to tell you that I am well. I have just got back from Lexington and had my dinner I done a very good thing for myself. I pased a five dollar bad bill and got three and a half good money and the balance in tobacco. And that just sets me up again. Ha Ha. I have nothing new to tell you only that I don’t get any letters from you or anybody else.
Sept. 24, 1862 Ohio gravel pit Brother it is with pleasure that I pen these few lines to you to let you know that I am well and hope these few lines will find you the same we are camped on the Ohio river 18 miles from Cincinnati we can look acrost in Kantuca ash took 6 men Saturday