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May 27, 1863 Commisary business is not half what I have to tend to

Lee Barracks  May 27th 1863 I have just received your letter of the 24th (wait a moment folkses till I can call out about 30 men & see them drilled) I have just seen that they were all in their … Continue reading

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May 26, 1863 I wish you would write for it is lonesome here enough.

Lee Barracks  May 26th 1863 Dear Friend  I have one letter in hand which came from home & it is all that I have received from you & then you have not the letters I sent to you to old … Continue reading

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May 17, 1863 I am in command of half of the camp

Lee Barracks  May 17th 1863 Dear Friends  I have a chance to send you a little word by one of my men going to Paw. Paw. & will leave this in Kall.  I am in command of half of the … Continue reading

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May 13, 1863 good stove good bunk and everything nice & clean.

In high spirits, the fresh faced soldier described his accommodations in the quartermaster’s department as “…a building with a good stove good bunk and everything nice and clean.”   When not engaged in drill, McOmber worked as a clerk, and … Continue reading

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May 8, 1863 Capt Douglases Company Clerk

Spencer McOmber’s military and Civil War journey began in May 1863, when he headed north from his home in Kalamazoo to Lee Barracks in Grand Rapids. According to McOmber, he joined 170 soldiers in Captain [Richard] Douglass’ Company. Lee Barracks … Continue reading

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