Monthly Archives: August 2013

August 30, 1863 Three Miles from Falmouth

Three Miles from Falmouth Aug. 30th 1863 Dear Mother.   I am again back with the Reg.  We were relieved from picket day before yesterday.  Yesterday we were on a raid all day from twelve oclock the night before until last … Continue reading

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August 24, 1863 Trading

Banks Ford Aug 24th 4 miles from Falmouth Dear Mother                      I am at present on picket at this place.  I have been down to camp today and received your letter of the 18th with the most of pleasure also those … Continue reading

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August 15, 1863 Five Miles from Falmouth

Five Miles from Falmouth  north weast[sic]  Aug 15th 63 Dear Mother.  I am at present with the Col at Head Quarters of the Picket post.  I just got your letter  I feel very bad to here of Grandmothers death.  You … Continue reading

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August 8, 1863 In Washington Junction

Washington Junction August 8th / 63 Dear Friends I thought I would write again to you a few lines.  I am at present with the Reg  But expect to go to Washington in a few days as I have had … Continue reading

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August 1863

When Spencer McOmber and the 7th Michigan Cavalry left Grand Rapids for active duty in northern Virginia, they immediately saw combat in several battles and skirmishes. That was in early July 1863. By the end of the month, and through … Continue reading

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