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    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1863-03-28 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William A. Barnard to his sister, Ellen Barnard, dated March 28, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, the citizens of Louisville, and his trip from Virginia to Kentucky.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Ellen Barnard; Barnard, Ellen; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; Louisville (Ky.); regimental history; civilians;
    • MS 91-480 Henry Albert Potter Collection  1863-12-18 Letter from Henry Albert Potter

    • Letter from Henry Albert Potter to his father, Edward Potter, dated December 18, 1863. In this letter, he describes the Battle of Chattanooga, his impression of the civilians, and his prediction of marching east.
    • American Civil War; Henry Albert Potter; Potter, Henry Albert; Edward Potter; Potter, Edward; 4th Michigan Cavalry; Fourth Michigan Cavalry; Cleveland (Tenn.); Chattanooga (Tenn.); First Lieutenant; Commissioned Officer; Battle of Chattanooga;...
    • MS 91-480 Henry Albert Potter Collection  1864-01-01 Letter from Henry Albert Potter

    • Letter from Henry Albert Potter to his father dated January 1, 1864. In this letter, he discusses New Years celebrations and how the war has divided families in the civilian population, and skirmishes with General Wheeler.
    • American Civil War; Henry Albert Potter; Potter, Henry Albert; Edward Potter; Potter, Edward; 4th Michigan Cavalry; Fourth Michigan Cavalry; Morrison (Tenn.); First Lieutenant; Commissioned Officer; New Year's Day; civilians; skirmish;
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1863-04-13 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William A. Barnard to his father, Stephen A. Barnard dated April 13, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, Kentuckians views of Potomac troupes, runaway slaves, his desire for a furlough, Copperheads, and his...
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Stephen A. Barnard; Barnard, Stephen A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; Lebanon (Ky.); regimental history; battle strategy; civilians; slavery;...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-12-25 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated December 25, 1862. In this letter, he discusses Christmas, picket duty, literacy amongst the civilians, southern society, foraging, and the status of family and friends.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Murfreesboro (Tenn.); Christmas; picket duty;...
    • MS 61-21: Waldo LaRue Collection  1862-10-11 Letter from George C. Gordon

    • Letter from George C. Gordon to his wife, Carrie Gordon, dated October 11, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the movements of his regiment, visiting the South Mountain and Antietam Battlefields, eating with civilians, finances, and his opinions...
    • American Civil War; George C. Gordon; Gordon, George C.; Caroline (Spencer) Gordon; Gordon, Caroline (Spencer); Carrie Gordon; Gordon, Carrie; Captain; Commissioned Officer; Sharpsburg (Md.); regimental history; South Mountain, Battle of, Md.,...
    • 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 61-21: Waldo LaRue Collection  1862-10-29 Letter from George C. Gordon

    • Letter from George Gordon to his wife, Carrie Gordon, dated October 29, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the mail, the movements of his regiment, civilians, and the status of family and friends on the front.
    • American Civil War; George C. Gordon; Gordon, George C.; Caroline (Spencer) Gordon; Gordon, Caroline (Spencer); Carrie Gordon; Gordon, Carrie; Captain; Commissioned Officer; Petersville (Md.); Camp Hickey (Petersville, Mich.); mail; postal service;...
    • MS 57-20: Mrs. Russell Peterson Collection  1862 Diary of John L. Brooks

    • Diary of John Brooks, dated June 1, 1862 through September 24, 1862. In this diary, he discusses the weather, some men of the 47th New York Infantry murdering a civilian (June 9), a a soldier in the 47th New York Infantry murdering a 1st Surgeon...
    • American Civil War; John L. Brooks; Brooks, John L.; 90th New York Infantry; Ninetieth New York Infantry; weather; murder; death; civilians; rations; food; James F. Brooks; Brooks, James F.;
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1862-09-21 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William Barnard to his sister dated September 21, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, his impressions of the locals, daily life, and African Americans following the regiment.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; Frederick (Md.); Sergeant; regimental history; civilians; southern society; camp life; African Americans; Slavery;
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-10-10 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated October 10, 1862. In this letter, he discusses a skirmish, scouting, local citizens, and the status of family and friends on the front.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Louisville (Ky.); skirmish; scout; civilians; Battle...
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1863-06-02 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William A. Barnard to his sister, Emily Barnard, dated June 2, 1863. In this letter, he discusses Au Sable Forks, New York, Kentucky civilians, Grass Lake, Michigan, General Morgan, and his orders to march.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Emily Barnard; Barnard, Emily; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; Columbia (Ky.); Au Sable Forks (N.Y.); civilians; Grass Lake (Mich.); John Hunt...
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1862-10-20 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William Barnard to his father, Edward Barnard dated October 20, 1862. In this letter, he describes his surroundings, battle strategy, religion, and his impressions of civilians.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Edward Barnard; Barnard, Edward; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; Sergeant; Harpers Ferry (Va.); nature; civilians; battle strategy; religion; southern society;...
    • MS 61-21: Waldo LaRue Collection  1862-11-24 Letter from George C. Gordon

    • Letter from George Gordon to his wife, Carrie Gordon, dated November 24, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the health of friends, the movement of his regiment, local farming, and confederate money.
    • American Civil War; George C. Gordon; Gordon, George C.; Caroline (Spencer) Gordon; Gordon, Caroline (Spencer); Carrie Gordon; Gordon, Carrie; Captain; Commissioned Officer; Fredericksburg (Va.); illness; health; agriculture; southern society;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-01-13 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated January 13, 1864. In this letter, he details the role of the Provost Guard in the military and describes several prisoners.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Plaquemines Parish (La.); Provost Guard; Union Prisoners of War; Confederate Prisoners...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1863-06-15 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated June 15, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the movements of his regiment, the residents of Illinois, his impressions of Louisiana swamps, and his thoughts on capturing Vicksburg.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Vicksburg (Miss.); regimental history; Illinois; civilians; Louisiana; swamp;
    • 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...

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