Letter from Samuel Mathews to his brother and sister dated February 5, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the Confederate army, England joining the American Civil War, and community news.
Military Service Note
Mathews, Samuel. Ingham County. Enlisted in company G, Third Infantry, May 10, 1861, at Grand Rapids, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered June 10, 1861. Wounded in action at Groveton, Va., Aug. 29, 1862. Re-enlisted Dec. 23, 1863, at Brandy Station, Va. Mustered Dec. 23, 1863. Transferred to company A, Fifth Infantry June 10, 1864. Mustered out at Jeffersonville, Ind., July 5, 1865.