Monthly Archives: April 2014

April 28, 1864 they say that they can not get horses for us

Head Quarters 7th Mich Cav April 28th / 64 Camp near Colpeper My Dear Mother. I received last night your kind letter of the 21st. I have also receved all those letter you rote about and have answered them all. … Continue reading

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April 21, 1864 Camp one mile & a half south of Colpepper

Camp one mile & a half south of Colpepper Apr 21st 1863 (1864) My Dear Mother. I will now try and answer your letter of the 10th. I was on picket when I got it at Jacobbs ford and while … Continue reading

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April 15, 1864 I drew a new saddle, bridle, and trimings this afternoon

Stephenesburg.  April 15th   My Dear Mother. I got this afternoon yours of the 4th but do not see what made it so long in comeing. I rote to you last night but thought that I would answer this so … Continue reading

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McOmber’s April Letters

Spencer McOmber found time in April for six letters, several quite short. There was no serious military action so, other than patrol, he has a bit of time on his hands it seems. At one point, he becomes enthused that … Continue reading

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April 1, 1864 I am well with the exception of a bad cold.

Stephenesburg.  Apr 1st 1864   Dear Mother. I got your letter of the 27th & the papers a few minutes ago. I was glad you sent the papers. I do not see why you should be so anxious about my … Continue reading

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