Byrns, William – September 21, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

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Regiment: 1st Michigan Infantry Battles Mentioned: Historical Figures: Bank of the Potomac beyond Sharpsburg Md Sept 21st 1862 Dear Florence We have been busy fighting marching + are a good deal used up. We have beaten the enemy badly taken many prisoners + stores. We made a reconnaissance across the Potomac yesterday all + found the enemy in force. The 118 [  ?  ] Vols, in our Brigade suffered se- verily. Our loss was light. One man killed, one wounded + two missing. I was [  ?  ] on the shoulder with a bit of shell but only scraped + our only a little sore this [  ?  ]. Shine is a report that our main army is going to Williams- port. I send this in great haste via Hagerstown. Always Darling Your Will Byrnes [On Envelope:] Miss Florence Clark Care. A.  B. Clark Yalesburg Illinois