Shafer, Marion A. – Undated

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

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Regiment: 7th Michigan Cavalry Battles Mentioned: Historical Figures: William S. Rosecrans Part Second It is now about one o’clock As I sayed before the weather is nice – yesterday and the three days before was very cold cold winds – cold enough to cut a man into – the men suffered considerable – we thought of home and several other places – several times. but we drew nice new blankets – tents- and managed to keep alive – Well if it wasn’t for some – disagreeable times – we wouldn’t know how to enjoy comforts when we got them – One poor fellow (I don’t know what regiment) was accietentally shot this morning while eating his breakfast – shot through the head and died instantly – We soldiers get so hardened to to such things that we don’t pay the attention that we ought to those unfortunate ones – a fellow can see here – how inhuman the would be human are + + You say that Joe had gone a hunting. Shall look for a decline in the price of venison in the next Eagle I get. How well I would like to get a crack at them butternuts – I know Jip Rosencrans – but I haven’t seen him since last springs Tom Finton. I saw about two weeks ago he was with his regt. then (the 1st Mich Cav) I don’t know that I have seen him since think he is with the regt. though I forgot to tell you that I am well – Write soon a long letter I remain as your Son and Brother – Bud