Letter from Samuel Mathews to his brother and sister dated January 18, 1862. In this letter, he discusses getting his photograph taken, the weather, the status of his regiment and his belief that the war will end soon.
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.