Monthly Archives: July 2013

July 27, 1863 I am General Towns Orderly Sergt

Amissville  July 27th Virginia 12 miles from Washington. I shall now send my letter to you before I could not  I am General Towns Orderly Sergt & My business is to carry Dispatches from one part of the Brigade to … Continue reading

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July 18, 1863: 4 miles from Harpers Ferry

July 18th   4 miles from Harpers Ferry.  I have just returned from a two days fight at Falling Watters our Reg Charged up into the breast works of the Enemy & oh how the grape & canester did Whiz!!  when … Continue reading

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July 10, 1863 In Virginia

Head Quarters 7th Mich Cav Boonsborough July 10th/63   Dear Friends  I will write now as it is the first chance since I left home   I left Grand Rappids July 24th & went to Detroit from Detroit to Cleavland where … Continue reading

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July 1863

In June 1863, Spencer McOmber and Company of the 7th Michigan Cavalry L were transferred from training in Grand Rapids to duty with the rest of the regiment near Washington DC. On July 10th, he writes home for the first … Continue reading

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