Letter from Darwin Babbitt to his parents dated January 28, 1864. In this letter, he discusses the weather, Confederate deserters, Union soldiers fighting for the Confederacy, and desiring a package full of supplies (including clothing, books, and boots, sewing kits, and apples).
Military Service Note
Babbitt, Darwin H. Ypsilanti. Enlisted in company K, Fifth Cavalry, Aug. 21, 1862, at Detroit, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Sept. 2, 1862. Taken prisoner at Hawes' Shop, Va., May 28, 1864. Released Jan. 27, 1865. Mustered out at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., June 22, 1865.