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    • MS 70-102: Charles Smith Papers  1864-1865 Excerpts of the Civil War Diary of Charles Smith

    • Excerpts of the Civil War diary of Charles Smith. In the entries, he discusses food, the weather, death tolls, and general conditions of the prison camp at Salisbury, North Carolina. He also provides an account of the Battle of the Wilderness.
    • American Civil War; Charles F. Smith; Smith, Charles F.; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; private; corporal; sergeant; Union Prisoners of War; Battle of the Wilderness; Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864; regimental history;...
    • Noble, William

    • Portrait of William Noble, 1861-1863. Detroit. Enlisted in company G, Second Infantry, as First Sergeant, May 21, 1861, at Detroit, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered May 25, 1861. Sergeant Major July 16, 1861. Commissioned Second Lieutenant,...
    • Noble, William;William Noble; American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; ; Second Michigan Infantry ;2nd Michigan Infantry; first sergeant ; sergeant major ; second lieutenant ; first lieutenant ; adjutant ; aid-de-camp ; provost marshal ;...
    • Callahan, John J.

    • Portrait of John J. Callahan, 1861-1865. (Veteran), Kalamazoo. Enlisted in company K, Second Infantry, May 10, 1861, at Kalamazoo for 3 years, age 20. Mustered May 25, 1861. Corporal. Re-enlisted Dec. 31, 1863, at Blain's Cross Roads, Tenn. ...
    • Callahan, John J.;John J. Callahan; American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; ; Second Michigan Infantry ;2nd Michigan Infantry; U. S. Volunteers ; corporal ; sergeant ; first lieutenant ; adjutant ; brevet captain ; major ; Kalamazoo...
    • Second Michigan Infantry Battle Flag

    • Within ten days after the fall of Fort Sumter in April 1861, the Second Michigan was recruited from Adrian, Battle Creek, Flint, Kalamazoo, Niles and Saginaw. This flag was carried by Captain John Hardy.
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry
    • Second Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The Second entered Petersburg, Virginia, in the early morning of 3 April 1865, on the heels of the First Michigan Sharpshooters. The Second raised the second Union flag over Petersburg—the flag seen here—over the Customs House. This flag was issued...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry
    • Second Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • Within ten days after the fall of Fort Sumter in April 1861, the Second Michigan was recruited from Adrian, Battle Creek, Flint, Kalamazoo, Niles and Saginaw. Its soldiers received this flag emblazoned with a gold eagle clutching in its beak a...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry
    • Second Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • This battle flag—the second national flag of this regiment—survived thirty-three engagements. During the siege of Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1861, William Gundlach planted the flag on the enemy works and fought off the rebels with his revolver. He...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry
    • Crane, Alphonso

    • Portrait of Alphonso Crane, posed with American flag in back, 1861-1863. Allegan County. Enlisted in company K, Second Infantry, May 10, 1861, at Kalamazoo, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered May 25, 1861. Corporal July, 1863. Killed in action at...
    • Crane, Alphonso; Alphonso Crane;American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; Second Michigan Infantry;2nd Michigan Infantry; corporal ; Allegan County (Mich.) ; Kalamazoo (Mich.) ; Jackson, Battle of, Jackson, Miss., 1863 ; American flag
    • McConnelly, George

    • Portrait of George McConnelly, 1861-1865. (Veteran), Calhoun County. Enlisted in company C, Second Infantry, as Drummer, May 10, 1861, at Battle Creek, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered May 25, 1861. Re-enlisted Dec. 31, 1863 at Blain's Cross...
    • McConnelly, George;George McConnelly; American Civil War ; ; Second Michigan Infantry ;2nd Michigan Infantry; drummer ; Calhoun County (Mich.) ; Battle Creek (Mich.) ; Flint (Mich.)
    • Dunham, Albert

    • Portrait of Albert Dunham, standing, posed, 1864-1870. Enlisted in company D, Second Infantry, March 30, 1864, at Pulaski, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered April 8, 1864. Corporal May 1, 1865. Mustered out at DeLaney House, D.C., July 28, 1865. ...
    • Dunham, Albert;Albert Dunham; American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; ; Second Michigan Infantry;2nd Michigan Infantry; adjutant ; corporal ; Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864 ; Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of, Va., 1864 ; North...
    • Hardy, John C.

    • Portrait of Captain John C. Hardy, standing with saber, 1861-1865. (Veteran), Detroit. Enlisted in Company D, Second Infantry, April 20, 1861, at Adrian, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered May 25, 1861. Corporal July 25, 1861. Re-enlisted Feb. 25,...
    • Hardy, John C.;John C. Hardy; American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; ; Second Michigan Infantry;2nd Michigan Infantry; corporal ; first sergeant ; first lieutenant ; captain; Detroit (Mich.) ; Blackburn's Ford, Battle of, Va. ; Bull Run,...
    • MS 91-405: Jackson Family Collection  1863-07-27 Letter from Sanford Douglass Payne

    • Letter from Sanford Douglass Payne to Elizabeth Caroline Wilcox Jackson dated July 27, 1863. In this letter, Payne, as close family friend of the Jacksons, gives his apologizes for not writing sooner, describes his experiences of soldier life, and...
    • American Civil War; Elizabeth Caroline Jackson; Jackson, Elizabeth Caroline; Sanford Douglass Payne; Payne, Sanford Douglass; Eighth Michigan Cavalry; 8th Michigan Cavalry; sergeant; Charles Jackson; Jackson, Charles; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd...
    • MS 91-405: Jackson Family Collection  1864-06-27 Letter from David W. Rumbaugh

    • Letter from David W. Rumbaugh to James Jackson, father to Charles Jackson, dated June 27, 1864. In this letter, he gives an account of how Charles Jackson was shot in the leg by his own people.
    • American Civil War; James Jackson; Jackson, James; David W. Rumbaugh; Rumbaugh, David W.; Sergeant; Charles Jackson; Jackson, Charles; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; regimental history; wound; picket duty
    • MS 91-405: Jackson Family Collection  1863-11-01 Letter from Sandford Douglass Payne

    • Letter from Sanford Douglass Payne to Elizabeth Prudence Jackson dated November 1, 1863. In this letter, he describes that status of Charles Jackson, brother to Elizabeth, and his regiment. Payne also expresses his feelings on soldier life and...
    • American Civil War; Elizabeth Prudence Jackson; Jackson, Elizabeth Prudence; Sanford Douglass Payne; Payne, Sanford Douglass; Eighth Michigan Cavalry; 8th Michigan Cavalry; Sergeant; Charles Jackson; Jackson, Charles; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd...
    • May, Dwight

    • Portrait of Dwight May, 1862-1865. Kalamazoo County. Entered service in company I, Second Infantry, as Captain, April 22, 1861, at Kalamazoo, for 3 years, age 38. Commissioned April 25, 1861. Mustered May 25, 1861. Resigend Dec. 2, 1861. ...
    • May, Dwight ;Dwight May; American Civil War ; ; ; Second Michigan Infantry ;2nd Michigan Infantry; Twelfth Michigan Infantry ;12th Michigan Infantry; captain ; lieutenant colonel ; colonel ; brevet brigadier general ; Kalamazoo County (Mich.) ;...
    • Richardson, Israel B.

    • Portrait of Israel B. Richardson, posed in uniform, 1861-1862. Pontiac. Cadet, Military Academy, July 1, 1836. Brevet Second Lieutenant, Third Infantry, July 1, 1841. Second Lieutenant Sept. 30, 1841. First Lieutenant Sept 21, 1846. Brevet...
    • Richardson, Israel B.;Israel B. Richardson; American Civil War; ; ; Second Michigan Infantry;2nd Michigan Infantry; U.S. Volunteers ; colonel ; brigadier genral ; major general; Pontiac (Mich.); Manassas, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861 ; Blackburn's...
    • MS 91-405: Jackson Family Collection  1864-03-25 Letter from Sanford Douglass Payne

    • Letter from Sanford Douglass Payne to Elizabeth Prudence Jackson dated March 25, 1864. In this letter, he describes a visit with Charles (Elizabeth's brother) and holding the Union line in Kentucky. Payne also congratulates Elizabeth on becoming...
    • American Civil War; Elizabeth Prudence Jackson; Jackson, Elizabeth Prudence; Sanford Douglass Payne; Payne, Sanford Douglass; Eighth Michigan Cavalry; 8th Michigan Cavalry; Second Lieutenant; Charles Jackson; Jackson, Charles; Second Michigan...

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