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    • 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 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1864-06-09 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William A. Barnard to his father, Stephen A. Barnard, dated June 9, 1864. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, the Battle of Cold Harbor, and the Copperhead Movement.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Stephen A. Barnard; Barnard, Stephen A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; Richmond (Va.); regimental history; Copperhead Movement; northern peace...
    • MS 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1864-06-23 Letter from Mack Ewing

    • Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated June 23, 1864. In this letter, Ewing discusses a minor wound, his stay in the hospital, and the health of his friends and family serving with him.
    • Ewing, Henry McKendree; Ewing, Mack; Ewing, Nan; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Mack Ewing; Nan Ewing; American Civil War; wound; City Point Hospital (Hopewell, Va.); hospital; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Second Michigan Infantry; Henry McKendree Ewing; Nancy...
    • 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 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1862-12-01 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William Barnard to his father, Stephen Barnard, dated December 1, 1862. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment, Fredericksburg, Virginia, the replacement of McClellan with Burnside, his promotion, supplies, and the...
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Stephen A. Barnard; Barnard, Stephen A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; Sergeant Major; Fredericksburg (Va.); regimental history; George McClellan; McClellan,...
    • 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  1863-02-20 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William A. Barnard to his father, Stephen Barnard, dated February 20, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, his promotion, finances, food, and the weather.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Stephen A. Barnard; Barnard, Stephen A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; Newport News (Va.); regimental history; promotion; food; finances; navy;...
    • 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 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1862-09-07 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William Barnard to Stephan A. Bernard dated September 7, 1862. In this letter, he discusses Fort Lyon, the status of his regiment, his expected promotion, and finances.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Stephen A. Barnard; Barnard, Stephen A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; Fort Lyon (Va.); Alexandria (Va.); Sergeant; regimental history; promotion; finances;
    • 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 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1863-05-14 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William A. Barnard to his father, Stephen A. Mason, dated May 14, 1863. In this letter, he discusses a skirmish at Horse Shoe Bend, Kentucky.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Stephen A. Barnard; Barnard, Stephen A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; Columbia (Ky.); Horse Shoe Bend (Ky.); regimental history; skirmish;
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1864-08-02 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William A. Barnard to his sister, Ellen Barnard, dated August 2, 1864. In this letter, he tells his family that he has been taken as a prisoner of war.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Ellen Barnard; Barnard, Ellen; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; Danville (Va.); Union Prisoners of War; Petersburg (Va.); Siege of Petersburg;

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