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    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-01-28 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated January 28, 1864. In this letter, he discusses the livestock availability in Louisiana, food prices, and southern society.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Louisiana; soldier life; food; finances; southern society; southern women; Provost...
    • 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;...
    • MS 91-480 Henry Albert Potter Collection  1864-05-22 Letter from Henry Albert Potter

    • Letter from Henry Albert Potter to his sister, Amelia Potter, dated May 22, 1864. In this letter, he describes a skirmish with the Confederate Army and southern aristocracy.
    • American Civil War; Henry Albert Potter; Potter, Henry Albert; Amelia Potter; Potter, Amelia; 4th Michigan Cavalry; Fourth Michigan Cavalry; Kingston (Ga.); First Lieutenant; Commissioned Officer; southern society; regimental history; skirmish;
    • 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 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 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 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-04-01 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated April 1, 1864. In this letter, he describes camp life, southern society, the status of his regiment, reenlistment, the Copperhead Movement, and his opinions on slavery.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Baton Rouge (La.); camp; camp life; Slavery; parade; African Americans; reenlistment; Copperhead Movement; draft; southern society;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-01-03 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated January 3, 1864. In this letter, he expresses his enjoyment of writing, laments the postal service, discusses southern society in Louisiana, and describes a Confederate prisoner of war in his...
    • 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.); Louisiana; postal service; mail; soldier behavior; holiday;...
    • 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 2004-23: Bush Family Collection  1863-11-10 Letter from Edwin A. Bush

    • Letter from Edwin A. Bush to Frederick Willard Bush dated November 10, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, his hope of transferring to a different regiment, and the effects of the war on Southerns.
    • American Civil War; Edwin A. Bush; Bush, Edwin A.; Frederick Willard Bush; Bush, Frederick Willard; 17th Michigan Infantry; Seventeenth Michigan Infantry; private; regimental history; transfer; eviction; southern society;
    • 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 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  1864-01-27 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated January 27, 1864. In this letter, he describes prisoners in his care as Provost Guard, comments on southern society, and discusses his opinions "My diary North and South" by William Howard...
    • 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; Confederate Prisoners of War; prisoners;...
    • 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 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1862-11-03 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William Barnard to his sister, Ellen Barnard, dated November 3, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment and his impressions of the civilians.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Ellen Barnard; Barnard, Ellen; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; Sergeant; Belmont (Va.); regimental history; civilians; southern society;

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