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    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1863-01-04 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father,William Crane, dated January 4, 1862. In this letter, he discusses rations, diarrhea, his opinions on the war and General McClellan, religion, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the weather.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; rations; food; diarrhea; George McClellan; McClellan, George; religion; weather; Emancipation Proclamation;
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-12-23 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his cousin dated December 23, 1861. In this letter, he discusses the camp, looting, the weather, General McClellan's opinion on the 2nd Michigan Infantry, a local wash woman, and the status of friends on the front.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Camp Michigan (Va.); camp; looting; weather; George McClellan; McClellan, George; wash woman; clothes; laundry; women;
    • 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;...
    • Crane, Alphonso

    • Portrait of Alphonso Crane, posed with American flag in back, 1861-1863. Allegan County. Enlisted in company K, Second Infantry, May 10, 1861, at Kalamazoo, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered May 25, 1861. Corporal July, 1863. Killed in action at...
    • Crane, Alphonso; Alphonso Crane;American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; Second Michigan Infantry;2nd Michigan Infantry; corporal ; Allegan County (Mich.) ; Kalamazoo (Mich.) ; Jackson, Battle of, Jackson, Miss., 1863 ; American flag
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-05-26 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his sister-in-law, Hattie Crane, dated May 26, 1861. In this letter, he discusses being on a steamer, friends on the boat, Colonel Ellsworth's death, morale, receiving a Bible from the Bible Society, and family news.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; Harriett (Heyward) Crane; Crane, Harriett (Heyward); Hattie Crane; Crane, Hattie; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Fort Wayne (Detroit, Mich.); Detroit (Mich.); steamer;...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-12-31 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated December 31, 1861. In this letter, he discusses winter quarters, his brother, Emory, officers receiving promotions because of their prominent friends, the Trent Affair (Mason and...
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Camp Michigan (Va.); camp; John E. Crane; Crane, John E.; officers; promotion; The Trent Affair; Orlando...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1862-07-12 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his parents dated July 12, 1862. In this letter, he discusses moving the sick from Yorktown, Virginia, to Portsmouth, Rhode Island and his impressions of Portsmouth.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Portsmouth (R.I.); Wheaton Hospital (Portsmouth, R.I.); hospital; nursing; nurse;
    • Schneider, Frederick

    • Portrait of Col. Frederick Schneider, 1861-1865. (Veteran), Detroit. Born at Saline, Mich., Nov. 24, 1840. First enlisted in Detroit Scott Guard, company B, First Battalion, Frontier Guards of Michigan Militia, Oct. 26, 1859. Removed to...
    • Schneider, Frederick ;Frederick Schneider; American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; ; Detroit Scott Guard ; Frontier Guards of Michigan Militia ; First Illinois Infantry ;1st Illinois Infantry; Second Michigan Infantry ;2nd Michigan...
    • Noble, William

    • Portrait of William Noble, 1861-1863. Detroit. Enlisted in company G, Second Infantry, as First Sergeant, May 21, 1861, at Detroit, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered May 25, 1861. Sergeant Major July 16, 1861. Commissioned Second Lieutenant,...
    • Noble, William;William Noble; American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; ; Second Michigan Infantry ;2nd Michigan Infantry; first sergeant ; sergeant major ; second lieutenant ; first lieutenant ; adjutant ; aid-de-camp ; provost marshal ;...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1863-03-10 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated March 10, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his father's health, the mail, Copperheads, the Conscription Act of 1863, and emancipation.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Newport News (Va.); health; mail; postal service; Copperhead Movement; Conscription Act of 1863; Emancipation...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-06-01 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated June 1, 1861. In this letter, he discusses getting vaccinated, his opinions on the officers, soldier behavior, and religion.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; steamer; vaccination; officers; soldier behavior; religion;
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1862-01-05 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated January 5, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his father's health, the Trent Affair, his opinion that the war will end in 1863, Colonel Poe, the weather, and camp.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry;Camp Michigan (Va.); health; illness; The Trent Affair; Orlando Metcalfe Poe; Poe, Orlando Metcalfe; weather;...
    • Lee, Benjamin F.

    • Portrait of Benjamin F. Lee, 1861-1862. Cass County. Enlisted in company E, Second Infantry, April 17, 1861, at Niles, for 3 years, age 38. Mustered May 25, 1861. First Sergeant. Died at Ft. Monroe, Va., May 18, 1862, of wounds received in...
    • Lee, Benjamin F.;Benjamin F. Lee; American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; Second Michigan Infantry ;2nd Michigan Infantry; first sergeant ; Cass County (Mich.) ; Niles (Mich.) ; Fort Monroe (Va.) ; Williamsburg, Battle of, Williamsburg,...
    • Roberts, Joseph R.J.

    • Portrait of Joseph R.J. Roberts, likely after war, c.1870. Kalamazoo. Enlisted in company I, Second Infantry, April 22, 1861, at Kalamazoo, for 3 years, age 21. Mustered May 25, 1861. Re-enlisted Dec. 31, 1863, at Blain's Cross Roads, Tenn. ...
    • Roberts, Joseph R.J. ;Joseph R.J. Roberts; American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; ; Second Michigan Infantry ;2nd Michigan Infantry; Kalamazoo (Mich.) ; Lake Odessa (Mich.)

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