Monthly Archives: August 2012

Every time I think of you I am Glad

Although it is dated 1862, the content of this letter makes clear that Duncan McBain wrote it in January 1863. Like many of us, it probably took him the better part of a month to get used to writing the … Continue reading

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Court Martial

Ten days after Charles H. Swartout wrote to Cock, another member of Company F of the 8th Michigan wrote to him. Lieutenant John D. Sumner provides Cock with news about the Company. He raises the same issue about the disagreement … Continue reading

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The Boys are Most Generally Well

This lengthy letter to Charles Cock came from his friend, Charles H. Swartout, who continued to serve with the 8th Michigan. Swartout wrote from Frederick City, Maryland where the regiment was then stationed. Charles Cock, on the other hand, has … Continue reading

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Please Recurperate with Family

Although this letter is dated one week earlier than Charles Cock’s final letter to his brother William, it is probable that Charles had not received it when he wrote on July 25. The letter is from William Henry Frost, a … Continue reading

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