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    • MS 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1864-08-05 Letter from Mack Ewing

    • Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated August 5, 1864. In this letter, Ewing describes Washington, D.C. and the status of family and friends serving on the front.. In an attached undated letter, he discusses religion, his health, furloughs, and...
    • 2nd Michigan Infantry; American Civil War; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Ewing, Mack; Ewing, Nan; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Henry McKendree Ewing; Mack Ewing; Nan Ewing; Second Michigan Infantry; Nancy (Hank) Ewing; religion;
    • 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 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...
    • 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 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 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;...
    • 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 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;...
    • 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);...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-05-25 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis dated month day, year. In this letter, he describes the movements of his regiment, building a bridge across the Red River, military leadership, and finances.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Morganza (La.); Red River (La.); regimental history; bridge; steamers; bayou;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-01-03 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated January 3, 1864. In this letter, he expresses his enjoyment of writing, laments the postal service, discusses southern society in Louisiana, and describes a Confederate prisoner of war in his...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Plaquemines Parish (La.); Louisiana; postal service; mail; soldier behavior; holiday;...

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