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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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Doctors Paid Per Patient

Another month has passed and Joseph is still in a hospital although he has now been moved to New Albany, Indiana just across the Ohio River from Louisville. He is clearly disappointed that he has not been sent to the … Continue reading

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In a Different Hospital

In early April 1863, Joseph again writes to Ann. He has been moved to a hospital in Louisville, Kentucky and has had a very difficult month. He spent three weeks confined to his bed because he developed gangrene in his … Continue reading

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Near Nashville

Nearly two months after the 13th Michigan left Kalamazoo, Harrison is becoming anxious to hear from his family. Now camped near Nashville, Tennessee, he is excited to receive a letter from his sisters, Ann and Melissa. He immediately sits down … Continue reading

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From Munfordville

Ten days after his letter of February 16, Dewaters found time to write home once again. The 13thMichigan has marched some 75 miles south of Louisville to Munfordville on their way to Bowling Green. Cold winter rains have made their … Continue reading

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Camp alaxandra

On February 12, 1862, the 13thMichigan boarded a train at the Michigan Central Railroad Station–where the Amtrak station is located today–and headed off to the war. Their first stop, two days later, was in Jeffersonville, Indiana, just across the Ohio … Continue reading

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