Letter from Christian Bush to his father, Christian Bush, dated March 19, 1863. In this letter, he discusses illnesses in his company, his sentiments about abolitionists and slavery, and community news.
American Civil War; Bush, Christian; Christian Bush; Christian Bush, Sr.; Bush, Sr., Christian; Washington, D.C.; Seventh Michigan Cavalry; 7th Michigan Cavalry; Corporal; illness; abolitionists; slavery; African Americans;
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...
Letter from William A. Barnard to his sister, Ellen Barnard, dated May 31, 1865. In this letter, he discusses his discharge, and seeing President Johnson, General Grant, and General Sherman.
American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Ellen Barnard; Barnard, Ellen; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; Washington, D.C.; Andrew Johnson; Johnson, Andrew; Ulysses S. Grant; Grant, Ulysses...
Letter from Charles F. Smith to his mother, dated January 16, 1862. In this letter, he discusses finances, "Fighting Dick" (Major General Israel Richardson), "Old Scot" (Winfield Scott), his opinion on the Union army, and deserters rejoining the...
American Civil War; Charles F. Smith; Smith, Charles F.; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Washington, D.C.; Israel Richardson; Richardson, Israel; Winfield Scott; Scott, Winfield; Union Army; finances; deserters;
Letter from Charles F. Smith to his mother, dated July 23, 1865. In this letter, he discusses his impending discharge, his impressions of Washington, D.C., his future, and visiting the sites of Washington, D.C.
American Civil War; Charles F. Smith; Smith, Charles F.; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Washington, D.C.; Sergeant; discharge;
Letter from George H. Cook to Amori B. Cook dated May 20, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the movements of his regiment, skirmishes, and visiting the 16th Michigan Infantry.
American Civil War; George H. Cook; Cook, George H.; Amori B. Cook; Cook, Amori B.; Twenty-seventh New York Infantry; 27th New York Infantry; Washington, D.C.; regimental history; skirmish; Sixteenth Michigan Infantry; 16th Michigan Infantry;
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;...
Letter from Alphonso Crane to his sister-in-law, Hattie Crane, dated June 12, 1861. In this letter, he discusses his sister's health, the movements of his regiment, sightseeing around Washington, D.C., the camp, and camp life.
Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated June 6, 1861. In this letter, he discusses leaving for Washington, D.C. and desiring letters.
American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Fort Wayne (Detroit, Mich.); Detroit (Mich.); Washington, D.C.; mail;