Letter from Frank Button to his mother, Rebecca Button, dated December 20, 1862. In this letter, he discusses finances and playing a dulcimer. An accompanying letter from Lorenzo Button describes finances and his desire to see his family.
Military Service Note
Button, Frank H. Enlisted in company I, Fourteenth Infantry, October 1, 1862, at Nashville, Tenn. for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Oct. 1, 1862. Wounded July 5, 1864. Musician. Discharged on Surgeon's certificate of disability at Harper Hospital, Detroit, Mich., May 5, 1865. Button, Lorenzo D. Washtenaw County. Enlisted in company I, Fourteenth Infantry, Feb. 24, 1862. Mustered April 11, 1862. Reenlisted March 30, 1864, at Kalamazoo, Mich. Mustered March 31, 1864. Sergeant July, 1864. Wounded in action at Bentonville, N.C., March 20, 1865. Died at New Berne, N.C., April 29, 1865. Buried in New Berne Cemetery, N.C.