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    • Tenth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The flag you see here hung in the Capitol from a staff surmounted by a gold eagle which bore an engraved silver plate. Everyone assumed it was the regiment's original flag. But closer inspection--possible only after the flags were removed from the...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Tenth Michigan Infantry; 10th Michigan Infantry
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1861-04-19 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William Barnard to Emily Barnard dated April 19, 1861. In this letter he discusses his impressions of Lansing, Michigan, the recruitment of troupes, and the euphoria surrounding the beginning of the war.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Emily Barnard; Barnard, Emily; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; Sergeant; Lansing (Mich.); enlistment; morale
    • 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 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;...

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