Letter from Samuel Mathews to his brother and sister dated December 29, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the Battle of Fredericksburg and family 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.