2 CDV Photos ID'd Civil War Soldiers 18th Michigan Infantry - Both POW & Wia
2 CDV Photos ID'd Civil War Soldiers 18th Michigan Infantry - Both POW & Wia
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2 CDV Photos ID'd Civil War Soldiers 18th Michigan Infantry - Both POW & Wia

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Two original CDVs of identified 1st Lieutenants, 18th Michigan infantry. Both were POWs and WIA. CDV on the left is signed: Stanley W. Davis 1st Lieut Co "D" 18th Mich VI CDV on the right is signed: S.F. Hill 1st Lieut Co F 18th Mich Stanley Williams Davis joined Company A of the 18th Michigan Infantry Regiment in July, 1862 at Hudson, Michigan. He mustered in August, 1862. In January 1863, he was promoted to 2nd Lt., and in March, 1864 to 1st Lt. Transferred from Company A to Company D of the 18th Michigan. He was wounded and captured on September 23-24 1864 in Athens, AL and released on parole in November 1864. Discharged June 26, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. His CDV has Morse's Nashville, TN studio imprint on the back. ...(Online, I also found the text of a letter Davis wrote in 1864. Scroll to the very bottom of this listing if you want to read it) Sheridan F. Hill Enlisted on August 29, 1861 at Jackson, Michigan. September 16, 1861 mustered into "D" Co. MI 1st Infantry On 8/26/1862 he was commissioned into "F" Co. MI 18th Infantry. Mustered Out on June 26, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Promoted to 1st Lieut on July 27, 1862 (Co. F) and Captain (Co. G) on March 27, 1865. He was also wounded and captured on September 23-24 1864 in Athens, AL and released on parole on December 15, 1864. Shipping is by boxed and insured Priority Mail. Text of a letter written by Davis: Decatur, Ala. Aug 9th 1864 Mr. Camp Dear Sir It is with painful feelings I have to address you on this un-pleasant business. You have dubtless heard before this of James death as the orderly wrote you immediately. I have been with the Co. but a short time and did not know James as well as most of the others. Since I have been here I have always known him as a good boy and of the best soldiers in the company. I did not see him after he went to the Post Hospital. He had been there but a few days and none of us thought him dangerous. He left $13.40 in money, his clothing we boxed up and sent to you by express yesterday. The express charges had to be paid in advance. Where were $2.50, leaving in money $10.90 which I will send to you in this. Please let us know as soon as you recieve the box of things if all stright, and this money. The Regt. is very busy now, the Brig. of Infantry that has been here, left and now we have much more to do than formerly. There is considerable sickness in the Regtment now, more than we had had before in a long time. Several poor boys have died with disease since we've been here. It is pretty hard for men to come here and be sick and die with disease, but they are just as worthy, just as noble heros as though they had been slain in battle. Only abut eight months ago I lost a darling brother, one whom I truly loved, but he was taken not by disease, but was shot down while doing his duty shot down by those wearing the same uniform of blue, drunken Kentuckeyians. Oh! Mr. Camp this is surely a cruel war but one waged for great and holy principles, and in which I am willing to spend my time till right and justice shall be established! Weather here is very warm has rained almost every day for a week. With much sympathy, I am your servant, Stanley W. Davis 1st Lt. Co "D" Michigan