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    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-07-30 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated July 30, 1863. In this letter, he relates his travels as a paroled soldier from Memphis (Tenn.) to a camp in Ohio. He also expresses his desire for a furlough in order to visit Michigan.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Memphis (Tenn.); Cairo (Ill.); Mattoon (Ill.); Terre-Haute (Ind.); Dayton (Ohio);...
    • Bay City - "Boat and Bath Houses, Wenona Beach. Bay City, Mich."

    • Octochrome postcard of the boat and bath houses at Wenona Beach resort in Bay City, Michigan. Wenona Beach was founded in 1887 and included a casino, vaudeville entertainment, boating, bathing, dancing and other entertainment. It was a vacation...
    • Bay City (Mich.); Bay County (Mich.); Wenona Beach (Bay City, Mich.); beaches; boats; bathhouses; resorts; recreation; postcards; people; sports & recreation facilities;
    • 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;...
    • Grindstone City - "Boat Basin, Grindstone City near Port Austin, Mich."

    • Black and white postcard from circa 1935-1945 showing the harbor at Grindstone City, Michigan. The city was founded around the grindstone quarries, with its primary industry focused on this finest of abrasive stones. After World War I, carborundum...
    • Grindstone City (Mich.); Huron County (Mich.); harbors; boats; people; children; shorelines; Lake Huron; lakes; postcards
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-07-27 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated July 27, 1864. In this letter, he describes the process in which his regiment is fortifying the area from rebel attacks, the surrounding area and rumors of the Union Army's movements.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; White River (Ark.); St. Charles (Ark.); gunboats; regimental history; rifle pit; mail;...
    • Grand Ledge - Boat landing and Round House on Second Island

    • Black and white postcard showing the boat landing and Round House on Second Island, part of Seven Islands Resort, on the Grand River in Grand Ledge, Michigan. J. S. Mudge, then-owner of the resort, had envisioned the Round House as a mechanical...
    • Grand Ledge (Mich.); Eaton County (Mich.); Grand River; Seven Islands Resort (Grand Ledge, Mich.); Round House (Grand Ledge, Mich.); boats; steamboats; resorts; recreation; islands; rivers; postcards
    • Grindstone City - Aerial view of Grindstone Boat Basin

    • Color postcard from circa 1950-1960 showing an aerial views of the Grindstone City, Michigan shoreline and harbor (known as the Boat Basin) along Lake Huron. The city was founded around the grindstone quarries, with its primary industry focused on...
    • Grindstone City (Mich.); Huron County (Mich.); Lake Huron; harbors; lakes; aerial views
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-05-08 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated May 8, 1864. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment, skirmishes, and the hope that General Ulysses Grant will end the war soon.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Baton Rouge (La.); regimental history; marching; Clinton (La.); Red River (La.);...
    • MS 2004-23: Bush Family Collection  1863-03-30 Letter from Frederick Willard

    • Letter from Frederick Willard to Frederick and Cynthia Bush dated March 30, 1863. In this letter, he discusses his health, his opinions on slavery and Copperheads, and the status of his regiment.
    • American Civil War; Frederick Willard; Willard, Frederick; Frederick E. Bush;Bush, Frederick E.; Cynthia (Willard) Bush; Bush, Cynthia (Willard); 160th New York Infantry; One Hundred and Sixtieth New York Infantry; Sergeant; jaundice; illness;...
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1863-02-20 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William A. Barnard to his father, Stephen Barnard, dated February 20, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, his promotion, finances, food, and the weather.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Stephen A. Barnard; Barnard, Stephen A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; Newport News (Va.); regimental history; promotion; food; finances; navy;...
    • 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;
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-11-08 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated November 8, 1863. In this letter, he details his trip down to Vicksburg (Miss.) on the Steamer John S. Roe, including his accommodations, how the steamer takes on wood, and fellow travelers.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Cairo (Ill.); Memphis (Tenn.); Vicksburg (Miss.); Steamer John S. Roe ; steamer;...
    • Bay View - Boat on Little Traverse Bay

    • Black and white postcard from approximately 1911 of a passenger boat on Little Traverse Bay near Bay View, Michigan.
    • Bay View (Mich.); Emmet County (Mich.); Little Traverse Bay (Mich.); boats; lakes; postcards
    • MS 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1864-06-19 Letter from Mack Ewing

    • Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated June 19, 1864. In this letter, Ewing describes his health, his stay in the City Point Hospital, witnessing amputations at the Division Hospital, the status of family friends serving on the front, and the...
    • American Civil War; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Ewing, Mack; Ewing, Nan; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Henry McKendree Ewing; Mack Ewing; Nan Ewing;City Point Hospital (Hopewell, Va.); hospital; United States Christian Commission; wound; amputation; 2nd...

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