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    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-07-10 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his sister-in-law, Hattie Crane, dated July 10, 1861. In this letter, he discusses friends, the camp (including tents with floors), clothing supplies, the hospital staff, rations, entertainment, and writing to family.
    • 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; Camp Winfield Scott (Yorktown, Va.); Yorktown (Va.); camp;...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-07-15 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his his sister, Lura Huff, dated July 15, 1861. In this letter, he discusses skirmishes, pillaging food, touring Washington, D.C., and his thoughts on the war.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; Lura Huff; Huff, Lura; Zelura (Crane) Huff; Huff, Zelura (Crane); Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Camp Winfield Scott (Yorktown, Va.); Yorktown (Va.); skirmish; pillaging;...
    • Pulford, John

    • Portrait of John Pulford, 1861-1865. Entered service in company A, Fifth Infantry, at organization, as First Lieutenant, June 19, 1861, at Fort Wayne, for 3 years, age 24. Commisioned June 10, 1861. Mustered Aug. 28, 1861. Commissioned Captain,...
    • Pulford, John ;John Pulford; American Civil War ;Fifth Michigan Infantry ;5th Michigan Infantry; U.S. Volunteers ; Nineteenth U.S. Infantry ;19th U.S. Infantry; Thirty-seventh U.S. Infantry ;37th U.S. Infantry; first lieutenant ; captain ; major ;...
    • Pulford, John

    • Portrait of John Pulford, 1861-1865. Entered service in company A, Fifth Infantry, at organization, as First Lieutenant, June 19, 1861, at Fort Wayne, for 3 years, age 24. Commisioned June 10, 1861. Mustered Aug. 28, 1861. Commissioned Captain,...
    • Pulford, John ;John Pulford; American Civil War ; Fifth Michigan Infantry ;5th Michigan Infantry; U.S. Volunteers ; Nineteenth U.S. Infantry ;19th U.S. Infantry; Thirty-seventh U.S. Infantry ;37th U.S. Infantry; first lieutenant ; captain ; major ;...
    • Braden, John

    • Portrait of John Braden, 1890. Soldier in Company A K, 15th U.S. Infantry, 1847-1848; Officer in Company CGAH, Fifth Michigan Infantry, 1861-1864. Detroit.. Enlisted in company C, Fifth Infantry, as Sergeant, Aug. 28, 1861, at Fort Wayne, for 3...
    • Braden, John; John Braden;Fifteenth U.S. Infantry; 15th U.S. Infantry; Fifth Michigan Infantry; 5th Michigan Infantry; Detroit (Mich.) ; Fort Wayne (Mich.) ; Yorktown (Va.) History Siege, 1862 ; Williamsburg, Battle of, Williamsburg, Va., 1862 ;...
    • Wakenshaw, William

    • Portrait of William Wakenshaw, 1861-1865. Owosso. Entered service in company H, Fifth Infantry, at organization, as First Lieutenant, June 19, 1861, at Fort Wayne, for 3 years, age 25. Commissioned June 19, 1861. Mustered Aug. 28, 1861. ...
    • Wakenshaw, William ;William Wakenshaw; American Civil War ; ; ; Fifth Michigan Infantry ;5th Michigan Infantry; Veteran Reserve Corps ; first lieutenant ; captain ; Owosso (Mich.) ; Fort Wayne (Mich.) ; Yorktown (Va.) History Siege, 1862 ;...
    • Pulford, John

    • Portrait of John Pulford, 1861-1865. Entered service in company A, Fifth Infantry, at organization, as First Lieutenant, June 19, 1861, at Fort Wayne, for 3 years, age 24. Commissioned June 10, 1861. Mustered Aug. 28, 1861. Commissioned...
    • Pulford, John ;John Pulford; American Civil War ; Fifth Michigan Infantry ;5th Michigan Infantry; U.S. Volunteers ; Nineteenth U.S. Infantry ;19th U.S. Infantry; Thirty-seventh U.S. Infantry ;37th U.S. Infantry; first lieutenant ; captain ; major ;...
    • Pulford, John

    • Portrait of John Pulford, 1861-1865. Entered service in company A, Fifth Infantry, at organization, as First Lieutenant, June 19, 1861, at Fort Wayne, for 3 years, age 24. Commisioned June 10, 1861. Mustered Aug. 28, 1861. Commissioned Captain,...
    • Pulford, John ;John Pulford; American Civil War ;Fifth Michigan Infantry ;5th Michigan Infantry; U.S. Volunteers ; Nineteenth U.S. Infantry ;19th Michigan Infantry; Thirty-seventh U.S. Infantry ;37th U.S. Infantry; first lieutenant ; captain ;...
    • Matthews, Salmon S.

    • Portrait of Major Salmon S. Matthews, 1861-1865. Pontiac. Entered service in company D, Fifth Infantry, at organization, as First Lieutenant, June 19, 1861, at Fort Wayne, for 3 years, age 23. Commissioned June 19, 1861. Mustered Aug. 28,...
    • Matthews, Salmon S. ;Salmon S. Matthews; American Civil War ; ; ; Fifth Michigan Infantry ;5th Michigan Infantry; U.S. Volunteers ; first lieutenant ; captain ; major ; lieutenant colonel ; brevet colonel ; brigadier general ; Pontiac (Mich.) ;...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1862-06-01 Letter  from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his parents, dated June 1, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his health, nurse duty, his impressions of Yorktown, the birth of his niece, and finances.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Yorktown (Va.); illness; health; camp disease; homesickness; Wheaton Hospital (Yorktown, Va.); nurse;...
    • 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;...
    • Lyster, Henry F.

    • Portrait of Henry F. Lyster, 1861-1865. Entered service in Second Infantry at organization, as Assistant Surgeon, April 25, 1861, at Detroit, for 3 years, age 24. Commissioned April 25, 1861. Mustered May 25, 1861. Commissioned Surgeon, Fifth...
    • Lyster, Henry F. ;Henry F. Lyster; American Civil War ; ; ; Fifth Michigan Infantry ;5th Michigan Infantry; assistant surgeon ; surgeon ; brigade surgeon ; Detroit (Mich.) ; Blackburn's Ford, Battle of, Va., 1861 ; Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va.,...
    • Richardson, Israel B.

    • Portrait of Israel B. Richardson, posed in uniform, 1861-1862. Pontiac. Cadet, Military Academy, July 1, 1836. Brevet Second Lieutenant, Third Infantry, July 1, 1841. Second Lieutenant Sept. 30, 1841. First Lieutenant Sept 21, 1846. Brevet...
    • Richardson, Israel B.;Israel B. Richardson; American Civil War; Second Michigan Infantry;2nd Michigan Infantry; U.S. Volunteers ; colonel ; brigadier genral ; major general; Pontiac (Mich.); Manassas, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861 ; Blackburn's Ford,...
    • Lyster, Henry F.

    • Portrait of Henry F. Lyster, 1861-1865. Entered service in Second Infantry at organization, as Assistant Surgeon, April 25, 1861, at Detroit, for 3 years, age 24. Commissioned April 25, 1861. Mustered May 25, 1861. Commissioned Surgeon, Fifth...
    • Lyster, Henry F. ;Henry F. Lyster; American Civil War ; ; ; Fifth Michigan Infantry ;5th Michigan Infantry; assistant surgeon ; surgeon ; brigade surgeon ; Detroit (Mich.) ; Blackburn's Ford, Battle of, Va., 1861 ; Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va.,...
    • Richardson, Israel B.

    • Sketching of Israel B. Richardson 1861-1862. Pontiac. Cadet, Military Academy, July 1, 1836. Brevet Second Lieutenant, Third Infantry, July 1, 1841. Second Lieutenant Sept. 30, 1841. First Lieutenant Sept 21, 1846. Brevet Captain Aug. 20,...
    • Richardson, Israel B.;Israel B. Richardson; American Civil War; Second Michigan Infantry;2nd Michigan Infantry; U.S. Volunteers ; colonel ; brigadier genral ; major general; Pontiac (Mich.); Manassas, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861 ; Blackburn's Ford,...
    • 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;...

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