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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;...
    • Detroit - Old Belle Isle Casino

    • Black and white reproduction of a photograph from approximately 1900 of the original Belle Isle Casino building on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. This image was reproduced in a 1950 calendar published for the Detroit Trust Company. The casino was...
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Belle Isle (Detroit, Mich.); Donaldson and Meier; casinos; recreation; sports & recreation facilities; parks; buildings;
    • Detroit - Central Avenue, Belle Isle

    • Black and white reproduction of a photograph from approximately 1900 showing a bustling Central Avenue on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. This image was reproduced in a 1950 calendar published for the Detroit Trust Company.
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Belle Isle (Detroit, Mich.); Central Avenue (Detroit, Mich.); parks; recreation; street scenes; people; carriages and coaches; beds (gardening)
    • MS 61-21: Waldo LaRue Collection  1863-02-15 Letter from George C. Gordon

    • Letter from George Gordon to his wife, Carrie Gordon, dated February 15, 1863. In this letter, he discusses Dr. Smith's resignation, making rings and pipes from Laurel Root, and the weather.
    • American Civil War; George C. Gordon; Gordon, George C.; Caroline (Spencer) Gordon; Gordon, Caroline (Spencer); Carrie Gordon; Gordon, Carrie; Captain; Commissioned Officer; Belle Plain (Va.); resignation; crafts; weather;
    • Detroit - "Belle Isle Bridge and Approach, Belle Isle in distance, Detroit, Mich."

    • Color postcard from circa 1910-1915 showing what is now known as MacArthur Bridge Park and the bridge spanning the Detroit River and connecting Detroit to Belle Isle, which can be seen in the background. The bridge in this postcard is the old Belle...
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Belle Isle (Detroit, Mich.); Grand Boulevard (Detroit, Mich.); MacArthur Bridge Park (Detroit, Mich.); Belle Isle Bridge (Detroit, Mich.); Detroit River (Mich. and Ont.); islands; bridges; parks; rivers;...
    • 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;...
    • Detroit - "Central Avenue, Belle Isle, Detroit, Mich."

    • Color postcard from circa 1908-1910 showing scenic Central Avenue on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. Belle Isle is an island park in the Detroit River, home to an aquarium, conservatory, museums, golf course and park areas.
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Belle Isle (Detroit, Mich.); Central Avenue (Detroit, Mich.); parks; street scenes; people; postcards
    • Detroit - Belle Isle Bridge

    • Black and white reproduction of a photograph of the Belle Isle Bridge spanning the Detroit River and connecting Detroit, Michigan to Belle Isle. This image was reproduced in a 1950 calendar published for the Detroit Trust Company. The bridge in the...
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Detroit River (Mich. and Ont.); Belle Isle Bridge (Detroit, Mich.); bridges; rivers;
    • Detroit - "Central Avenue, Belle Isle Park, Detroit, Mich."

    • Color postcard from 1904 showing scenic Central Avenue on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. Belle Isle is an island park in the Detroit River, home to an aquarium, conservatory, museums, golf course and park areas.
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Belle Isle (Detroit, Mich.); Central Avenue (Detroit, Mich.); parks; street scenes; postcards
    • Detroit - "Canal, Belle Isle Park, Detroit, Mich."

    • Black and white postcard from 1904 of people along the canal and in canoes listening to a band concert being performed on the bridge on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan.
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Belle Isle (Detroit, Mich.); rivers; gazebos; concerts; boats; people; recreation; bridges; parks; postcards; sports & recreation facilities
    • Detroit - "Band Concert, Belle Isle, Detroit, Mich."

    • Color postcard from circa 1910-1920 showing crowds gathered along the banks of the Grand Canal and in boats on the canal on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. The image is taken from the bandstand bridge, which is why there is no band in the frame....
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Belle Isle (Detroit, Mich.); islands; rivers; concerts; crowds; boats; bridges; recreation; postcards; sports & recreation facilities
    • Detroit - "Casino, Belle Isle, Detroit, Mich."

    • Color postcard from circa 1910-1920 showing the Belle Isle Casino, on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. Right on the lagoon, the original Belle Isle Casino was built in 1884, designed by Donaldson and Meier. In 1908, it was replaced by the structure...
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Belle Isle (Detroit, Mich.); lakes; recreation; boats; casinos; buildings; parks; islands; postcards; sports & recreation facilities
    • Detroit - "Upper End, Belle Isle, Detroit, Mich."

    • Color postcard from circa 1907-1910 showing women and children wading in the Detroit River along the shores of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan.
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Belle Isle (Detroit, Mich.); Detroit River (Mich. and Ont.); women; children; swimming; wading; recreation; parks; islands; postcards

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