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    • MS 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1864-05-08 Letter from Mack Ewing

    • Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated May 8, 1864. In this letter, Ewing describes Washington, D.C., seeing President Lincoln in church, his travels, and seeing Confederate prisoners of war.
    • Ewing, Henry McKendree; Ewing, Mack; Henry McKendree Ewing; Mack Ewing; Ewing, Nan; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Abraham Lincoln; Lincoln, Abraham; Confederate Prisoners of War; American Civil War; Nan Ewing; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Second Michigan...
    • 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;...
    • Photograph of Civil War community meeting broadside

    • Sign advertising a mass meeting for "The Patriotic Citizens of Tuscola County" on the creation of a full company of Civil War soldiers. Speakers are E.H. Thomson, J.D. Lewis, Esq., and B.W. Huston, Jr. as enlistment officer. Posted July 28, 1862 at...
    • American Civil War; Recruiting & enlistment; Addresses essays lectures; Broadsides; Thomson, E. H. (Edward H.), 1810-1886; Lewis, J. D.; Tuscola County (Mich.); Vassar (Mich.)
    • Photograph of Civil War sketch of Fort Sanders battle

    • Titled "Rebel charge on Fort Sanders [Tenn] November 29, 1863." Photograph of a pencil sketch by Sergeant Chas. E. Townsend, from F. H. Smiley's Photographic Gallery of Knoxville, Tennessee, copied by I. O. Chapman in Stanton, Michigan, on February...
    • American Civil War ; Campaigns & battles ; Twentieth Michigan Infantry ;20th Michigan Infantry; ; Wounds & injuries ; Sketches ; Fort Sanders, Battle of, Knoxville, Tenn., 1863
    • Photograph of Civil War recruitment banner

    • Patriotic recruitment broadside advertising an "Excursion Party for the Sunny South!" and warning that the Draft will be instituted if quota is not reached. Posted at Battle Creek, Michigan by Captain C. Byington and Lieutenant J. G. Smith,...
    • American Civil War ; Recruiting & enlistment ; Second Michigan Infantry ;2nd Michigan Infantry; Eighth Michigan Infantry ;8th Michigan Infantry; Broadsides ; Byington, Cyrus, 1793-1868 ;Cyrus Byington; Smith, J. G. ;J.G. Smith; Battle Creek (Mich.)
    • Photograph of Civil War non-liability certificate

    • Certificate of non-liability for the draft of the Civil War. By reason of "substitute furnished," Cyrus S. Fanar of Armada, Macomb County, Michigan, was exempt from Draft service as of August 1864.
    • American Civil War; Recruiting & enlistment; Draft resisters; Certificates; Pontiac (Mich.); Armada (Mich.); Macomb County (Mich.)
    • Photograph of Civil War recruitment banner

    • Civil War broadside urging enlistment of men for the Twenty-second Regiment of the Michigan Infantry, posted by Lucius H. Ives in Iosco, Michigan. Date illegible.
    • American Civil War; Recruiting & enlistment; Twenty-second Michigan Infantry;22nd Michigan Infantry; Broadsides; Iosco (Mich.)
    • Photograph of ruins in Civil War Tennessee

    • Mounted photograph of a pond with some men standing in it, staring toward the ruins of a cotton mill. Caption reads "Ruins of Cotton Mill near Alisonia, Tenn. Presented to State Military Museum by C. M. Lum 10th Mich Infty."
    • American Civil War, Destruction & pillage; Lakes & ponds; Mills; Ruins; Alisonia (Tenn.)
    • Photograph of Civil War soldiers at Sally Port

    • Photograph of First Michigan Infantry soldiers posing in front of a partially-underground building, Sally Port and guard house, at Fort Wayne. Some soldiers posing with bayonets. Photographer is noted as J. J. Bardwell of Detroit, and date is May...
    • American Civil War; Soldiers; First Michigan Infantry;1st Michigan Infantry; Forts & fortifications; Fort Wayne (Detroit, Mich.)
    • Photograph of Civil War recruitment banner

    • Civil War enlistment banner for Twenty-third Michigan Infantry, posted by O. L. Spaulding in March 1864, Corunna and St. Johns, Michigan. Includes text "Rally round the flag, boys!" and insignia reading "The Union Forever."
    • American Civil War; Recruiting & enlistment; Twenty-third Michigan Infantry;23rd Michigan Infantry; Spaulding, Oliver Lyman; Broadsides; Corunna (Mich.); St. Johns (Mich.)
    • Photograph of Civil War ruins

    • A photographic view of Richmond, Virginia in ruins after Civil War battle; shows a soldier and numerous cannons and cannon balls along a waterfront with damaged buildings in the distance.
    • American Civil War, Destruction & pillage; Cannons; Cannon balls; Richmond (Virg.)
    • Photograph of Civil War Union meeting broadside

    • Photograph of a banner advertising a "Republican Union meeting!" to be held in Adrian, Michigan, featuring Republican nominee for Governor, H. H. Crapo. Poster also shows "The Union Forever" eagle insignia.
    • American Civil War; Addresses, essays, lectures; Crapo, Henry Howland, 1804-1869; Signs (Notices); Adrian (Mich.)
    • Photograph of Civil War draft notice banner

    • Civil War Provost Marshal's Office notice for FIrst Congressional District of Michigan, with list of names of men liable for military service. Posted by Mark Flanagan, Provost Marshal; Henry F. Kellogg, Commissioner; George Landon, Surgeon; on...
    • American Civil War; Recruiting & enlistment; Draft; Broadsides; Detroit (Mich.)
    • Photograph of Civil War recruitment banner

    • Civil War broadside advertising for enlistment in Michigan's Twenty-ninth Infantry, with the text "Rally, Boys, Rally for the Flag! And Avoid the Draft." Posted August 3, 1864, by N. J. Frink in Marshall, Michigan.
    • American Civil War; Recruiting & enlistment; Twenty-ninth Michigan Infantry;29th Michigan Infantry; Broadsides; Marshall (Mich.)
    • Photograph of Civil War Generals in Lookout Valley

    • Photograph of several Generals and military officers standing casually in front of a few cabins. Note on the back of the photo says "Lookout Valley winter of 1863-'64; 1. General Geary 2. General Butterfield 3. General Hooker 4. General Le Duc."
    • American Civil War; Military personnel; Military camps; Photography
    • Sketch of Civil War battle

    • Original caption is "Capture of a Confederate Battery." Sketch is of Civil War soldiers charging and raising a flag. Appears in the book Battles and Leaders of the Civil War (New York: Century, 1887) vol. 1, p. 527.
    • American Civil War; Campaigns & battles; Sturgess, Robert H.; Military personnel; Artillery (Weaponry); Sketches;


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