Tag Archives: 25th Michigan Regiment

A Short Letter

In September, Edwin Hill has an opportunity to dash off a quick note to Ann Dewaters. Word spreads that mail will be sent out in a couple hours so he hurriedly writes a brief letter. He apparently used a curiously … Continue reading

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Esteemed Friend

This second letter from Ed Hill, written three months after the previous one, indicates that his unit is still in Louisville on prison duty. He does mention at the end that there is a rumor that several brigades from nearby … Continue reading

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A Letter from Edwin Hill

Edwin E. Hill, another of the Oshtemo men serving in the 25th Michigan, wrote this letter to Anne Dewaters while on prison duty in Louisville. As with the other men, he acknowledges her letter. It appears that Ann wrote to … Continue reading

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A Letter from Alvin Cook

Alvin Cook was another of the young men who served in the 25th Michigan Infantry who wrote to Anne Dewaters. He calls her letter to him a “partnership” because it went through so many hands all over Dixie until it … Continue reading

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A Letter from James Abbott

In addition to the letters from her brother, Harrison, Anne DeWaters also kept letters from other young local soldiers.  James D. Abbott was from Oshtemo and he mentions other soldiers who are mutual acquaintances, including David O. Coleman and Edwin … Continue reading

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25th Michigan Regiment

The next surviving letter in Harrison’s correspondence is dated March 19, nearly two months since his previous letter. The unit remains in camp near Murfreesboro. A daily routine of drill and picket (guard) duty seems to take up most of … Continue reading

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