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    • MS 61-25: George Arnold Collection  1864 Diary of George Benton Arnold

    • Diary of George Benton Arnold dated 1864. In this diary, he discusses the status of his regiment, deserters (January 25, February 29, March 1), African Americans (April 8, July 25), skirmishes, Battle of the Wilderness (May 5-7), Battle of...
    • American Civil War; George Benton Arnold; Arnold, George Benton; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; regimental history; deserters; African Americans; African American Soldiers; skirmish; Battle of the Wilderness; Wilderness,...
    • 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 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-11-06 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated November 6, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the change in command from Buell to Rosecrans, the 1st Michigan Engineers and Mechanics, Kentucky living conditions, contraband...
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Mitchellville (Tenn.); Don Carlos Buell; Buell, Don...
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1863-06-19 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William A. Barnard to his father, Stephen A. Barnard, dated June 19, 1863. In this letter, he discusses Vicksburg, the status of his regiment, Grant's operations, and runaway slaves.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; Vicksburg (Miss.); Siege of Vicksburg; regimental history; Ulysses S. Grant; Grant, Ulysses S.; slavery; African...
    • MS 91-480 Henry Albert Potter Collection  1864-09-29 Letter from Henry Albert Potter

    • Letter from Henry Albert Potter to his father, Edward Potter, dated September 29, 1864. In this letter he discusses politics, the Copperhead movement, slavery, the Emancipation Proclamation, and morale in the army.
    • American Civil War; Henry Albert Potter; Potter, Henry Albert; Edward Potter; Potter, Edward; 4th Michigan Cavalry; Fourth Michigan Cavalry; Marietta (Ga.); Captain; Commissioned Officer; Copperhead Movement; northern peace movement; slavery;...
    • First Michigan Colored Infantry - Page iv

    • This volume follows the Michigan volunteers in the First Michigan Colored Infantry. The series is a compilation of the military history of each soldier of the Civil War who was a resident of the State of Michigan at the time of enlistment.
    • American Civil War; Regimental Histories; Soldiers; First Michigan Colored Infantry; African American soldiers; African Americans; 102nd U.S. Colored Infantry; One Hundred and Second U.S. Colored Infantry; Third U.S. Colored Cavalry; 3rd U.S....
    • First Michigan Colored Infantry - Page v

    • This volume follows the Michigan volunteers in the First Michigan Colored Infantry. The series is a compilation of the military history of each soldier of the Civil War who was a resident of the State of Michigan at the time of enlistment.
    • American Civil War; Regimental Histories; Soldiers; First Michigan Colored Infantry; African American soldiers; African Americans; 102nd U.S. Colored Infantry; One Hundred and Second U.S. Colored Infantry; Third U.S. Colored Cavalry; 3rd U.S....
    • First Michigan Colored Infantry - Page vi

    • This volume follows the Michigan volunteers in the First Michigan Colored Infantry. The series is a compilation of the military history of each soldier of the Civil War who was a resident of the State of Michigan at the time of enlistment.
    • American Civil War; Regimental Histories; Soldiers; First Michigan Colored Infantry; African American soldiers; African Americans; 102nd U.S. Colored Infantry; One Hundred and Second U.S. Colored Infantry; Third U.S. Colored Cavalry; 3rd U.S....
    • First Michigan Colored Infantry - Page vii

    • This volume follows the Michigan volunteers in the First Michigan Colored Infantry. The series is a compilation of the military history of each soldier of the Civil War who was a resident of the State of Michigan at the time of enlistment.
    • American Civil War; Regimental Histories; Soldiers; First Michigan Colored Infantry; African American soldiers; African Americans; 102nd U.S. Colored Infantry; One Hundred and Second U.S. Colored Infantry; Third U.S. Colored Cavalry; 3rd U.S....
    • First Michigan Colored Infantry - Page viii

    • This volume follows the Michigan volunteers in the First Michigan Colored Infantry. The series is a compilation of the military history of each soldier of the Civil War who was a resident of the State of Michigan at the time of enlistment.
    • American Civil War; Regimental Histories; Soldiers; First Michigan Colored Infantry; African American soldiers; African Americans; 102nd U.S. Colored Infantry; One Hundred and Second U.S. Colored Infantry; Third U.S. Colored Cavalry; 3rd U.S....
    • George "Jess" Taylor Oral History

    • George "Jess" Taylor, a black Marine veteran, recounts his experiences during and after World War II. Interviewed by Bob Garrett
    • Oral History; African Americans; World War II; Marines; 51st Defense Battalion
    • Hamtramck Stadium

    • The significance of Hamtramck Stadium is related to Negro League baseball history from its opening season in 1930 through 1937. In later years, the stadium served the Hamtramck community for local recreation baseball leagues, school leagues,...
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    • MS 69-117: Mrs. Thomas Brooke Collection  1864-03-09 Letter from Darwin Babbitt

    • Letter from Darwin Babbitt to his parents dated March 9, 1864. In this letter, he discusses the movements of his regiment, burning down a train station, destroying railroad tracks, firing on Richmond, and an African American spy.
    • American Civil War; Darwin H. Babbitt; Babbitt, Darwin H.; Samuel A. Babbitt; Babbitt, Samuel A.; Fifth Michigan Cavalry; 5th Michigan Cavalry; Yorktown (Va.); regimental history; railroad; destruction; Richmond (Va.); African Americans; spy;...
    • MS 70-57: W. R. Fudge Collection  1861-1863 Diary of James W. Hoffman Transcript

    • 1861-1863 Diary transcript of James W. Hoffman. In this diary, he discusses joining his regiment, riding on the railroad, soldier life, picket duty, dress parades, illnesses, riding a steamboat, his horse, skirmishes, visiting locals, African...
    • American Civil War; Hoffman, James W.; James W. Hoffman; 3rd Michigan Cavalry; Third Michigan Cavalry; enlistment; railroad; soldier life; picket duty; dress parade; illness; health; steamer; horse; skirmish; civilians; African Americans; slavery;...
    • MS 57-6: Riva Owen Collection  1865-01-28 Letter from John Wheaton

    • Letter from John Wheaton to his sister, Avis (Wheaton) Owen, dated January 28, 1865. In this letter, he discusses his impressions of the locals and African Americans and looting a house. In the March 12, 1865 letter, he discusses his health.
    • American Civil War; One Hundred and Thirty-sixth New York Infantry; 136th New York Infantry; Hardeeville (S.C.); Wheaton, John; John Wheaton; Avis (Wheaton) Owen; Owen, Avis (Wheaton); First Sergeant; civilians; African Americans; looting;

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