Monthly Archives: November 2013

November 26, 1863 Rebs have shelled us pretty lively

Mortons Foard   Nov 26th 63 Dear Mother Last night I got a letter from you with those Sissors which pleased me very much this morning we started from Stephenburg & came down to this ford just below Racoon ford.  so … Continue reading

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November 22, 1863 Major Granger has my bounty

Stephensburg.  Nov 22nd 1863 Dear Mother.  I have just returned to the Reg from Warrington Junction where I was sent with lead horses.  when I got here I found a letter and this morning another with a pin cushion in … Continue reading

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November 12, 1863 I cannot say I am in very good health.

Racoon Foard  Nov. 12th Dear Mother & Friends, I thought I would try again to write you a few lines.  I cannot say I am in very good health.  I think the poison which is in my system is the … Continue reading

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November 3, 1863 am getting quite lonesomb

Chatleic Station  Nov 3, 1863 Dear Mother I have not received any letter from home now for some time and am getting quite lonesomb and am going to make a big strike for   furlow guess I can get one in … Continue reading

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November Letters Overview

Spencer McOmber’s November letters provide another perspective on a soldier’s daily life. Other than picket duty and occasionally trying to harass Confederate guerilla forces, the 7th Michigan Cavalry experiences a quiet month. In his letters home, Spencer dwells on routine … Continue reading

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