Monthly Archives: May 2014

There are no — bones broken in my legs

Sickel Barracks Hospital Alexandria May 28th Dear Mother I am now here as well as can be expected I went from Chanslerville to Fredricksburg & then helped Guard through to bell plains 9,000 & 500 rebs prisnors, from there I … Continue reading

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Battle of the Wilderness

Head Quarters 7th Michigan Mounted Cav.                                                 Camp on the Battle Field of the Wilderness My Dear Mother.                                 I have not heard from you for some time and I suppose you have not heard from me as the mail … Continue reading

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Spencer’s Letters in May 1864

Spencer writes home twice during May but both communications would be enough to worry any mother. In the first letter, he has survived the major combat in a large-scale battle, the Battle of the Wilderness. Combat still rages around him … Continue reading

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