General Hospital No 7 Loiusville, K y May l0th 1863 Dear Frankie and Mother, I perume Mr. Sergent has got home by this time and has told you all about me. I am still inproving in strength and flesh so that I can begin to feel quite like myself again. I am in hopes of getting back to the Regt this week and then we shall perhaps know very soon whether there is any chance to get a subistute accepted or not
Bardstown, KY April 1st 1863 Dear Frankie, We haven’t got ant mail yet it will be two weeks tomorrow since we got any but we expect some every day. It is a fine day today but we have had some very cold strong weather for a few days but the citizens say that we generally get settled weather about the 10th or 12th of this month.
Newport News, Vir March 7th 1863 Dear Frankie, As I have just come off from guard and have little time I will write a few lines to you. I am well and I hope this will find you the same. It is raining a little this morning. Frankie, Charlie Stockwell is dead. He died yesterday morning about 4 0′ clock. He was very sick before we left Fredricksburg but he got better and I thought he was going to get well but he was taken down again and died.
Near Fredricksburg, Virg Feb 11th 1863 Dear Frankie, I received your letter of the 3rd and was very glad to hear that you are so well. I am well. We are expecting to start ever hour so I can’t write but a little this time. Frankie you are mistaken about Charlie Beamon he is here with us.
Near Fredricksburg, VA Feb 4th 1863 Dear Little Wife, I had the pleasure this morning to receive a letter from my dear the 28th of Jan and a paper and the pair of socks you sent a long time ago by mail. Also the paper with a letter in it from Alice dated the 28th of October. The socks could not have got here in a better time for it is very cold.
Near Fredericksburg, Virginia January 23, 1863 Dearest Frankie, I had the pleasure to received yours and Alls letters last night. I wrote to All this forenoon but I couldn’t let the day go without writing to my dear little wife though I wrote a letter to you the day before yesterday and yesterday. I am very glad to hear that you are so much better and I am in hopes your health will be after this for it makes me home sick to know that you are sick.
Camp 20th Mich. Near Strawbury Plains Tenn. Monday Jany. l8th 1863 Dear Brother John I Recd two long letters from you night before last. One was sritten Dec.l3..and the other Dec 30th.. I tell you I was glad enough to hear from you. The mail is great while going and coming too. But I guess it all gets thgouth Safe.. I was glad to hear that Harlen had got their.
Near Fredericksburg, Virginia January 9, 1863 Dear Dear Little Wife, I have a little time before drill so I will commence a letter to you. I am a well as ever and am looking very anxiously for a letter from you. The mail did not come last night but I guess I shall get one to night. We have some very pleasant time now. Oll and Horace come over to our shanty every evening and stay till about nine O’ clock.
Near Point of Rocks Oct 18th, 1862 Dear Little Frankie, As I haven’t much to do this afternoon I thought I would commence a letter to you and finish it tomorrow. I am well have a good appetite. The country around us now is the best I have seen since I left Mich. It’s pretty level and seems to be very productive.
Antietam Creek, MD Sept 29, 1862 Dear Wife, I have a little time and I do not know of any better use to make of it than to write to one who I am thinking of continuously. I am well all except for one of my feet. I think I must have strained it a little it is quite lame this morning. We are about 5 miles from Sharpsburg.