Monthly Archives: September 2013

Sept. 30, 1863 Supplies for Winter

Hailings Mills Sept 30th 63 Cav Outpost 7 miles south of Colpepper Dear Mother.  It has been a long time cince I have received a letter from you.  I shall send you a check of 35 Dollars which I want … Continue reading

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Sept. 14, 1863 we drove the Rebs out of Colpeper

  On the Rapidan near Ceder Creek.  on the battle field yesterday we drove the Rebs out of Colpeper.  I just received your letter of the 24th.  one of the Sergts of Co M that left the Rappids with me … Continue reading

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Sept. 5, 1863 Dear Sister Lillie

Sept 5th/63 Dear Sister Lillie I gess I will write you a few lines.  I wish you could come here and see some of my fine horses.  I have at present 4 wich the Capt put under my charge they … Continue reading

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Sept. 4 & 5, 1863 We have had lively times cinse my last letter

September 4th 1863 Camp in the old place.  rear of Falmouth.   Dear Mother.  I am well at the present.  We have had lively times cinse my last letter.  You doubtless have heard that we went on a reconnortrance [reconnaissance] … Continue reading

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September 1863

After a quiet month in August, Spencer McOmber and the 7th Michigan Cavalry find themselves far more active in September. Spencer’s four letters home downplay the combat, perhaps not to worry his mother. His letters are generally quick short notes … Continue reading

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