Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated January 11, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, winter quarters, food rations, religion, camp life, and the health of family members.
American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; regimental history; camp life; soldier behavior; food; rations; health; illness;
Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated January 11, 1863. In this letter, he relates how he came to give Elizabeth his picture, describes his work as a teacher, and discusses community news from Byron (Mich.).
American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Byron (Mich.); courting; picture; photograph; portrait; education