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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 91-480 Henry Albert Potter Collection  1862-10-24 Letter from Henry Albert Potter

    • Letter from Henry Albert Potter to Henry and Debbie dated October 24, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his stay in the hospital for jaundice, the status of his regiment, Confederate Prisoners of War, visiting the battlefield at Perryville, and...
    • American Civil War; Henry Albert Potter; Potter, Henry Albert; 4th Michigan Cavalry; Fourth Michigan Cavalry; New Market (Ky.); Sergeant; hospital; illness; jaundice; regimental history; Bacon, John H.; John H. Bacon; Confederate Prisoners of War;...
    • MS 69-110: Cook Family Collection  1862-06-22 Letter from George H. Cook

    • Letter from George H. Cook to Sarah Cook dated June 22, 1862. In this letter, he discusses skirmishes, the status of his regiment, visiting the battlefield at Fair Oaks, and his hopes of coming home soon.
    • American Civil War; George H. Cook; Cook, George H.; Sarah Cook; Cook, Sarah; Twenty-seventh New York Infantry; 27th New York Infantry; Fair Oaks (Va.); skirmish; regimental history; Battle of Fair Oaks; death; burial;
    • Traverse City - The new Bay Shore Drive

    • Black and white photograph showing the newly completed Bay Shore Drive along the coast of Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, Michigan.
    • Traverse City (Mich.); Grand Traverse County (Mich.); Bay Shore Drive (Traverse City, Mich.); aerial views; shorelines; Grand Traverse Bay; lakes;
    • Flint - "Public Library"

    • Black and white postcard from 1905 of the Flint Public Library building in Flint, Michigan. The library was founded by a group of women in 1851, with a building built in 1868. The library given to the city of Flint in 1885. Image is part of a...
    • Flint (Mich.); Genesee County (Mich.); Flint Public Library (Flint, Mich.); libraries; buildings; postcards
    • Pontiac - First Baptist Church

    • Color postcard from circa 1945-1950 of the First Baptist Church building in Pontiac, Michigan, located at the corner of Oakland Avenue and Saginaw Street. The building is now a Salvation Army building. The view of this postcard shows Oakland Avenue.
    • Pontiac (Mich.); Oakland County (Mich.); First Baptist Church (Pontiac, Mich.); Oakland Avenue (Pontiac, Mich.); buildings; church buildings; automobiles; street scenes
    • Detroit - "Capital [sic] Square Park, Detroit, Mich."

    • Color postcard from circa 1901-1906 showing the southerly view of Capitol Park and Griswold Street in Detroit, Michigan.
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Capitol Park (Detroit, Mich.); Griswold Street (Detroit, Mich.); parks; street scenes; cityscapes; streetcars; postcards
    • Lansing - "Reo Motor Car Co. Automobile Works, Lansing, Mich."

    • Color postcard from circa 1915-1923 of the Reo Motor Car Company factory in Lansing, Michigan. Founded in 1904 by R. E. Olds, the Reo Motor Car Company produced cars and trucks until 1975.
    • Lansing (Mich.); Ingham County (Mich.); Reo Motor Car Company (Lansing, Mich.); automotive industry; factories; manufacturing; postcards
    • 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 57-6: Riva Owen Collection  1864-02-25 Letter from John Wheaton

    • Letter from John Wheaton to his sister, Avis (Wheaton) Owen. In this letter, he discusses the presidential election of 1864 and the status of his regiment.
    • American Civil War; One Hundred and Thirty-sixth New York Infantry; 136th New York Infantry; Chattanooga (Tenn.); Wheaton, John; John Wheaton; Avis (Wheaton) Owen; Owen, Avis (Wheaton); First Sergeant; Presidential Election of 1864; George...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1861-05-19 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated May 19, 1961. In this letter, he discusses the trip taken by himself and his squad from Michigan to Ohio via steamer and train.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Detroit River; Lake Erie; Michigan; Ohio; Cleveland (Ohio); Steamer Cleveland;...
    • Dobbelaere, Aime M.

    • Portrait of Aime M. Dobbelaere, 1861-1865. New Baltimore. Enlisted in Ninth Infantry, as Sergeant Major, Sept. 10, 1861, at New Baltimore, for 3, years, age 31. Mustered Oct. 15, 1861. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, company A, Dec. 10, 1861. ...
    • Dobbelaere, Aime M. ;Aime M. Dobbelaere; American Civil War; ; noncommissioned officer ; ; Ninth Michigan Infantry ;9th Michigan Infantry; sergeant major ; second lieutenant ; acting regimental quartermaster ; first lieutenant ; regimental...


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