Hogmire, Mitchell H. – Undated

Michigan Civil War Collection

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Regiment: 3rd Michigan Cavalry Battles Mentioned: Historical Figures: Camp of the 3rd Mich At Brownsville Arkansas Dear Wife Jane It is with Pleasure that I embrace this opportunity of imparting a few ideas to you Also informing you of Our healths which is very good as a general thing through the company I have been ailing for a few days but only with the Ague think I can wear that out after a while I Received a letter from you bearing date of Aug 28th 64 and you may be asured it was perused with the greatest of pleasure as they ever are how could they be otherwise as they come from one I prise as high as my own life Jane you spoke of my coming home this fall how that may be I cant say but if it is not for me to come home this fall it may be my luck to come home next and then I will say to those who have staied at home and cried peace when there was no peace you can boast now of a Liberty that has been won for you at our expense but you are welcome to enjoy it if your concience will permit you to But sometimes I think such men have no concience I was glad to hear that Duane is exempt from Draft for it would be wrong for such a man to enlist in the service for they could not be of any use as soldiers Jane Edwin received a letter from home and from Cochran and he said tell Mitchell he was going to rite to him but if I write to Mother before he does to me I shall say to him he had better save his 3 cent stamp and get more chopping done Jane Ganzy Thompson is here his Regt came through by land from Memphis he is well and is Orderly Sergt in his Co M I heard there was to be an other Raid on Old Shelby and think it is so as there is some ten thousand troops between here and Austin and they have marching orders dont know whether our Regt will go or not hope they wont unless they arm us with Spencer Carbines When I last hear from home they were all well Mother wrote that my nursery had done fine this summer and that she hoped I might come home this fall to make sale of the nursery Jane the last letter I wrote to you I had sent one hundred and twenty five dollars to Duane and I think the best thing We can do with our money is to buy a place and then if anything should happen you would have a home of your own Jane I have not writen any news but you will have to excuse me this time Say to Daniel and Mary I send them my best respects and hope the time is not far off when I may see them again Kiss trudy is all I can say for her my love to Rena & Erna M.H. Hogmire and all the rest yours forever