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    • MS 2004-23: Bush Family Collection  1863-03-30 Letter from Frederick Willard

    • Letter from Frederick Willard to Frederick and Cynthia Bush dated March 30, 1863. In this letter, he discusses his health, his opinions on slavery and Copperheads, and the status of his regiment.
    • American Civil War; Frederick Willard; Willard, Frederick; Frederick E. Bush;Bush, Frederick E.; Cynthia (Willard) Bush; Bush, Cynthia (Willard); 160th New York Infantry; One Hundred and Sixtieth New York Infantry; Sergeant; jaundice; illness;...
    • MS 69-110: Cook Family Collection  1862-03-18 Letter from Daniel Dillabaugh

    • Letter from Daniel Dillabaugh to Amori B. Cook dated March 18, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, his impressions of the Confederate Army and African Americans, farming, and food.
    • American Civil War; Daniel Dillabaugh; Dillabaugh, Daniel; Amori B. Cook; Cook, Amori B.; 8th Michigan Infantry; Eighth Michigan Infantry; Beaufort (S.C.); Port Royal (S.C.); regimental history; Confederate Army; African Americans; slavery;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-02-10 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated February 10, 1864. In this letter, he describes an example of how African Americans end up in prison and under his watch in the Provost Guard. He relates their history to Elizabeth and...
    • 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.); picture; photograph; African Americans; Provost Guard;...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1863-01-08 Letter from George L. Daniels

    • Letter from George L. Daniels to Arza Bartholomew, dated January 8, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, marching, rations, looting, the weather, and the reasons for the war.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; George L. Daniels; Daniels, George L; Fifty-third Illinois Infantry; 53rd Illinois Infantry; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Holly Springs (Miss.); regimental history;...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1863-03-10 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated March 10, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his father's health, the mail, Copperheads, the Conscription Act of 1863, and emancipation.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Newport News (Va.); health; mail; postal service; Copperhead Movement; Conscription Act of 1863; Emancipation...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1863-01-25 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated January 25, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the Battle of Stones River, Frank's health, the baby, the weather, the railroad, syrup, and the cause of the war.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Murfreesboro (Tenn.); Battle of Stones River; Stones...
    • MS 2004-23: Bush Family Collection  1862-09-05 Letter from Edwin A. Bush

    • Letter from Edwin Bush to Frederick Willard Bush dated September 5, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, farming, and a former slave excaping to his regiment.
    • American Civil War; Edwin A. Bush; Bush, Edwin A.; Frederick Willard Bush; Bush, Frederick Willard; 17th Michigan Infantry; Seventeenth Michigan Infantry; private; regimental history; agriculture; African Americans; Slavery;
    • 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 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 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-08-13 Letter from Clarence L. Houseman

    • Letter from Clarence Houseman to his sister, Sally Wheeler, dated August 13, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the weather, William Houseman's death, receiving William's belongings, and continues his anecdote from his letter of August 1.
    • American Civil War; Clarence L. Houseman; Houseman, Clarence L.; Sally (Houseman) Wheeler; Wheeler, Sally (Houseman); Rienzi (Miss.); William G. Houseman; Houseman, William G.; death; weather; soldier behavior; officers; African Americans; southern...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-08-01 Letter from Clarence L. Houseman

    • Letter from Clarence Houseman to his sister, Sally Wheeler, dated August 13, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the movements of his regiment, the death of their brother, William, and an anecdote about an African American.
    • American Civil War; Clarence L. Houseman; Houseman, Clarence L.; Sally (Houseman) Wheeler; Wheeler, Sally (Houseman); Rienzi (Miss.); regimental history; William G. Houseman; Houseman, William G.; death; dysentery; African Americans; southern...
    • MS 2008-38: Balcom Family Collection  1863 Letter from George Woodward

    • Letter from George W. Woodward to Justus A. Balcom's parents, Johnson Balcom and Oriza Balcom, [1863]. In this letter, he informs them of the death of Justus Balcom and his thoughts on the war.
    • American Civil War; George W. Woodward; Woodward, George W.; Johnson Balcom; Balcom, Johnson; Oriza Balcom; Balcom, Oriza; Justus A. Balcom; Balcom, Justus A.; death; slavery; African Americans;

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