Letter from Lemuel W. Osborn to his wife Eunice dated April 10th, 1864. Osborn offers details of where his company has been traveling, as well as details about his day-to-day life. He describes picking seeded cotton buds to send home, walking a battlefield and seeing the thousands of graves and the bleached bones of horses, and his appreciation of home life.
Military Service Note
Lemuel Osborn was born in Ohio, but sometime after 1850 he came to Michigan. On February 27, 1864, he enlisted in Company B of the 13th Michigan Infantry for a period of three years. He mustered into the service on March 1, and three weeks later he wrote his first letter home. Osborn wrote at least eleven letters from the front before mustering out at Louisville, Kentucky, on July 25, 1865. After the War he joined GAR Post 35, but died shortly thereafter.