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    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1864-05-15 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William A. Barnard to his father, Stephen A. Barnard, dated May 16, 1864. In this letter, he discusses the Battle of Spottsylvania Court House.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Stephen A. Barnard; Barnard, Stephen A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; Spotsylvania Court House (Va.); Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of, Va.,...
    • MS 69-97: Mrs. Glen Bossard Collection  1864 Diary of William M. Horton

    • Diary of William M. Horton, dated January 1, 1864 through August 28, 1864. In this diary, he discusses the weather, picket duty, inspections, deaths in the regiment, the Battle of Morton's Ford (February 6), parades, food, African Americans (April...
    • American Civil War; Horton, William M.; William M. Horton; Twenty-sixth Michigan Infantry; 26th Michigan Infantry; One Hundred and Eighteenth Colored Troops; 118th Colored Troops; weather; picket duty; inspection; parade; military review;...
    • MS 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1865-02-25 Letter from Andy Ewing

    • Letter from Andy Ewing to Mack Ewing dated February 25, 1865. In this letter, Ewing discusses battle experiences at the Battle of Ford Stedman, wounded soldiers in his regiment, Alvin Hank's exchange as a prisoner of war, deserters, and family news.
    • American Civil War; Ewing, Andy; Andy Ewing; Ewing, Andrew Adam; Andrew Adam Ewing; Ewing, Mack; Mack Ewing; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Henry McKendree Ewing; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Second Michigan Infantry; private; Union Prisoners of War; wound;...
    • MS 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1864-09-20 Letter from Mack Ewing

    • Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated September 20, 1864. In this letter, Ewing discusses financial issues at home, building a fort, and General Philip Sheridan's victory in the Shenandoah Valley.
    • 2nd Michigan Infantry; American Civil War; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Ewing, Mack; Ewing, Nan; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Nancy (Hank) Ewing; Henry McKendree Ewing; Mack Ewing; Nan Ewing; Second Michigan Infantry; Sheridan, Philip Henry; Philip Henry...
    • MS 22:  Civil War diary of Cyrus Bacon  1861-1863 Diary of Cyrus Bacon

    • 1861-1863 diary of Cyrus Bacon. In this diary, Bacon describes daily life in the Seventh Michigan Infantry. He gives vivid accounts of Yorktown, Fair Oaks, White Oak Swamp, Antietam, and Gettysburg.
    • American Civil War; Bacon, Cyrus; Cyrus Bacon; Seventh Michigan Infantry; 7th Michigan Infantry; Assistant Surgeon; Commissioned Officer; Yorktown (Va.); Battle of Yorktown; Seven Days Campaign; Seven Days' Battles, Va., 1862; Battle of Fair Oaks;...
    • MS 91-480 Henry Albert Potter Collection  1862-10-24 Letter from Henry Albert Potter

    • Letter from Henry Albert Potter to Henry and Debbie dated October 24, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his stay in the hospital for jaundice, the status of his regiment, Confederate Prisoners of War, visiting the battlefield at Perryville, and...
    • American Civil War; Henry Albert Potter; Potter, Henry Albert; 4th Michigan Cavalry; Fourth Michigan Cavalry; New Market (Ky.); Sergeant; hospital; illness; jaundice; regimental history; Bacon, John H.; John H. Bacon; Confederate Prisoners of War;...
    • MS 88-51 : Jeffery Perry collection  1863 Diary of Jeffery Perry

    • Diary of Jeffery Perry dated January 1, 1863- December 31, 1863. In his diary, Perry predominately discusses the weather with some brief comments regarding events in Perry's camp and about the war in general. At the end of each month, Perry notes...
    • American Civil War; Jeffery Perry; Perry, Jeffery; diary; 5th Michigan Infantry; Fifth Michigan Infantry; finance; rations; travel; hospital; camp life; regimental history; regimental inspection; dress parade; fatigue duty; picket duty; church;...
    • MS 70-102: Charles Smith Papers  1864-1865 Excerpts of the Civil War Diary of Charles Smith

    • Excerpts of the Civil War diary of Charles Smith. In the entries, he discusses food, the weather, death tolls, and general conditions of the prison camp at Salisbury, North Carolina. He also provides an account of the Battle of the Wilderness.
    • American Civil War; Charles F. Smith; Smith, Charles F.; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; private; corporal; sergeant; Union Prisoners of War; Battle of the Wilderness; Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864; regimental history;...
    • MS 69-110: Cook Family Collection  1862-01-09 Letter from William H.H. Cook

    • Letter from William H.H. Cook to Amori B. Cook dated January 9, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his health, drills, horses, the weather, finances, and the status of friends on the front.
    • American Civil War; William H.H. Cook; Cook, William H.H.; Amori B. Cook; Cook, Amori B.; Third Michigan Cavalry; 3rd Michigan Cavalry; Camp Benton (St. Louis, Mo.); St. Louis (Mo.); illness; drills; weather; finances; regimental history;
    • MS 91-480 Henry Albert Potter Collection  1864-05-22 Letter from Henry Albert Potter

    • Letter from Henry Albert Potter to his sister, Amelia Potter, dated May 22, 1864. In this letter, he describes a skirmish with the Confederate Army and southern aristocracy.
    • American Civil War; Henry Albert Potter; Potter, Henry Albert; Amelia Potter; Potter, Amelia; 4th Michigan Cavalry; Fourth Michigan Cavalry; Kingston (Ga.); First Lieutenant; Commissioned Officer; southern society; regimental history; skirmish;
    • MS 91-480 Henry Albert Potter Collection  1863-03-08 Letter from Henry Albert Potter

    • Letter from Henry Albert Potter to his father, Edward Potter, dated March 8, 1863. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment, his promotion to Second Lieutenant, finances, the status of family and friends serving on the front, and...
    • American Civil War; Henry Albert Potter; Potter, Henry Albert; Edward Potter; Potter, Edward; 4th Michigan Cavalry; Fourth Michigan Cavalry; Franklin (Tenn.); First Sergeant; Second Lieutenant; Commissioned Officer; regimental history; finances;...
    • MS 69-110: Cook Family Collection  1862-01-26 Letter from Myron Ganoung

    • Letter from Myron Ganoung to Sarah Cook dated January 26, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, the weather, the measles, the mumps, burying a soldier, having his picture taken, his health, and his impressions of Paducah.
    • American Civil War; Ganoung, Myron; Myron Ganoung; Sarah Cook; Cook, Sarah; 55th Illinois Infantry; Fifty-fifth Illinois Infantry; Paducah (Ky.); regimental history; weather; illness; measles; mumps; death; burial; photograph; picture;

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