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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;
    • MS 70-17: Henry C. Gilbert Collection  1905-06-22 Letter from William F. Jenkins

    • Letter from William F. Jenkins to the Michigan Adjutant General dated June 22, 1905. In this letter, he discusses the death of Henry Gilbert at the Battle of Resaca.
    • American Civil War; Henry C. Gilbert; Gilbert, Henry C.; Nineteenth Michigan Infantry; 19th Michigan Infantry; William F. Jenkins; Jenkins, William F.; 105th Illinois Infantry; 105th Illinois Infantry; death; Battle of Resaca; Resaca, Battle of,...
    • MS 89-535: Henry Albert Potter Collection  1865 Diary of Henry Albert Potter

    • 1865 Civil War diary of Henry Albert Potter documenting the events between January 1, 1865- December 31, 1865. In this diary, Potter describes everyday life within the regiment, the battles at Selma and Macon, the occupation of Montgomery, and the...
    • American Civil War; Henry Albert Potter, Potter Henry Albert; Fourth Michigan Cavalry; 4th Michigan Cavalry; capture of Macon; battle of Selma; Abraham Lincoln; Lincoln, Abraham; camp life; regimental history; troop movement; weather; march;...
    • Glaspie, Andrew P.

    • Portrait of Andrew P. Glaspie, c.1900. Oakland County. Enlisted in company H, Seventh Infantry, Aug. 28, 1861, at Monroe, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered Aug. 28, 1861. Sergeant. Wounded in action at Fredericksburg, Va., May 3, 1863. Discharged at...
    • Glaspie, Andrew P. ;Andrew P. Glaspie; American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; Seventh Michigan Infantry ;7th Michigan Infantry; sergeant ; Oakland County (Mich.) ; Monroe (Mich.) ; Fredericksburg (Va.), Battle of, 1862 ; Detroit (Mich.)
    • Ely, Ralph

    • Portrait of Ralph Ely, 1861-1866. Alma. Entered service in company C, Eighth Infantry, at organization, as Captain, , Aug. 12, 1861, at Ithaca, for 3 years, age 41. Commissioned Aug. 12, 1861. Mustered Sept. 23, 1861. Wounded in action at...
    • Ely, Ralph ;Ralph Ely; American Civil War ; ; ; Eighth Michigan Infantry ;8th Michigan Infantry; Ninth Army Corps ;9th Army Corps; U. S. Volunteers ; captain ; major ; lieutenant colonel ; brevet colonel ; colonel ; brevet brigadier general ;...
    • McCollum, Walter

    • Portrait of Walter McCollum, 1861-1864. Lodi. Entered service in company H, Twentieth Infantry, at organization, as Second Lieutenant, age 21. Commissioned July 29, 1862. Mustered Aug. 19, 1862. Commissioned First Lieutenant Feb. 24, 1863....
    • McCollum, Walter ;Walter McCollum; American Civil War ; ; ; Twentieth Michigan Infantry ;20th Michigan Infantry; second lieutenant ; first lieutenant ; captain ; Lodi (Mich.) ; Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of, Va., 1864
    • MS 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1864-09-06 Letter from Mack Ewing

    • Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated September 6, 1864. In this letter, Ewing discusses daily tasks, religion, soldier behavior, the upcoming Presidential election, and his view on the war turning from a war to preserve the Union to a war to...
    • 2nd Michigan Infantry; American Civil War; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Ewing, Mack; Ewing, Nan; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Nancy (Hank) Ewing; Henry McKendree Ewing; Mack Ewing; Nan Ewing; Second Michigan Infantry; Vallandigham, Clement L.; Slavery; African...
    • MS 87-159: Nelson Ainslie Papers  1863-04-20 Letter from Nelson Ainslie

    • Letter from Nelson Ainslie to his wife, Mary Ann, dated April 4, 1863, while encamped at Nashville, Tennessee. Ainslie discusses the Battle at Murfreesboro, dead and wounded soliders, and how the Rebels have taken many Union soliders prisoner.
    • American Civil War; Ainslie, Nelson; Nelson Ainslie; 14th Michigan Infantry; 14th Michigan Infantry; correspondence; Battle of Murfreesboro; dead; wounded; prisoner; camp life; regimental history
    • Rolls, James

    • Portrait of James Rolls, c.1900. St. Clair County. Enlisted in company A, Seventh Infantry, Aug. 19, 1861, at Port Huron, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered Aug. 22, 1861. Discharged Dec. 4, 1863, for wound received in action at Glendale, Va., June...
    • Rolls, James ;James Rolls; American Civil War ; ; sharpshooter ; Seventh Michigan Infantry ;7th Michigan Infantry; Sixteenth Michigan Infantry ;16th Michigan Infantry; First Michigan Sharpshooters ;1st Michigan Sharpshooters; St. Clair County...
    • Sidman, George D.

    • Two portraits of George D. Sidman, 1861-1865. Wayne County. Enlisted in company C, Sixteenth Infantry, as Drummer, Aug. 1, 1861 at Flint, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Sept. 7, 1861. Wounded and taken prisoner at Gaines' Mills, Va., June 27,...
    • Sidman, George D. ;George D. Sidman; American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; Sixteenth Michigan Infantry ;16th Michigan Infantry; Invalid Corps ; Veteran Reserve Corps ; drummer ; corporal ; Wayne County (Mich.) ; Flint (Mich.) ; Gaines'...
    • Seeley, Joseph W.

    • Portrait of Joseph W. Seeley, c.1900. Enlisted in company H, Seventh Infantry, Feb. 3, 1864, at Orion, for 3 years, age 23. Mustered Feb. 3, 1864. Wounded in action at the Wilderness, Va., May 6, 1864. Loss of right arm. Discharged for disability...
    • Seeley, Joseph W. ;Joseph W. Seeley; American Civil War ; ; Seventh Michigan Infantry ;7th Michigan Infantry; Orion (Mich.) ; Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864 ; Detroit (Mich.)
    • Baldwin, John H.

    • Portrait of John H. Baldwin, 1861-1865. (Veteran) Ganges. Enlisted in company B, Thirteenth Infantry, as Corporal, Oct. 1, 1861, at Ganges, for 3 years, age 24. Mustered Jan. 17, 1862. Sergeant Aug. 31, 1862. Wounded in action at Chicamauga,...
    • Baldwin, John H. ;John H. Baldwin; American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; ; Thirteenth Michigan Infantry ;13th Michigan Infantry; corporal ; sergeant ; first sergeant ; second lieutenant ; first lieutenant ; Allegan County (Mich.) ;...
    • Romig, John

    • Portrait of John Romig, 1862-1865. Bedford. Enlisted in company C, Twentieth Infantry, as Fifer, Aug. 8, 1862, at Battle Creek, for 3 years, age 28. Mustered Aug. 16, 1862. Mustered out at DeLaney House, D.C., May 30, 1865. (Descriptive Roll...
    • Romig, John ;John Romig; American Civil War ; ; Twentieth Michigan Infantry ;20th Michigan Infantry; fifer ; Bedford (Mich.) ; Battle Creek (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 Ford,...
    • Sherlock, Edward T.

    • Portrait of Edwin T. or Edward Sherlock, 1861-1863. Detroit. Entered service in company A, Fifth Infantry, at organization, as Captain, June 19, 1861, at Fort Wayne, for 3 years, age 31. Commissioned June 19, 1861. Mustered Aug. 28, 1861. ...
    • Sherlock, Edward T. ;Edward T. Sherlock; American Civil War ; ; ; Fifth Michigan Infantry ;5th Michigan Infantry; captain ; major ; lieutenant colonel ; Detroit (Mich.) ; Fort Wayne (Mich.) ; Williamsburg, Battle of, Williamsburg, Va., 1862 ;...


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