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    • MS 70-102: Charles Smith Papers  1864-1865 Excerpts of the Civil War Diary of Charles Smith

    • Excerpts of the Civil War diary of Charles Smith. In the entries, he discusses food, the weather, death tolls, and general conditions of the prison camp at Salisbury, North Carolina. He also provides an account of the Battle of the Wilderness.
    • American Civil War; Charles F. Smith; Smith, Charles F.; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; private; corporal; sergeant; Union Prisoners of War; Battle of the Wilderness; Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864; regimental history;...
    • MS 70-102: Charles Smith Papers  1861-09-07 Letter from Charles Smith

    • Letter from Charles F. Smith to his mother, dated September 7, 1861. In this letter, he discusses a scouting expedition, a skirmish, seeing dead soldiers, religion, and alcohol.
    • American Civil War; Charles F. Smith; Smith, Charles F.; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Arlington (Va.); private; scout; regimental history; skirmish; death; religion; alcohol;
    • MS 70-102: Charles Smith Papers  1861-09-24 Letter from Charles Smith

    • Letter from Charles F. Smith to his brother and sister, dated September 24, 1861. In this letter, he discusses the status of family and friends on the front and his opinions on the war [much of the letter is illegible].
    • American Civil War; Charles F. Smith; Smith, Charles F.; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Arlington Heights (Va.); private; Mexican War;
    • MS 70-102: Charles Smith Papers  1862-01-16 Letter from Charles Smith

    • Letter from Charles F. Smith to his mother, dated January 16, 1862. In this letter, he discusses finances, "Fighting Dick" (Major General Israel Richardson), "Old Scot" (Winfield Scott), his opinion on the Union army, and deserters rejoining the...
    • American Civil War; Charles F. Smith; Smith, Charles F.; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Washington, D.C.; Israel Richardson; Richardson, Israel; Winfield Scott; Scott, Winfield; Union Army; finances; deserters;
    • MS 70-102: Charles Smith Papers  1864-04-16 Letter from Charles Smith

    • Letter from Charles F. Smith to his brother, dated April 16, 1865. In this letter, he discusses a rumor of Confederates bypassing the blockage and firing shells at the White House.
    • American Civil War; Charles F. Smith; Smith, Charles F.; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Annapolis (Md.); Corporal; blockade; Washington, D.C.; Lincoln, Abraham; Abraham Lincoln;
    • MS 70-102: Charles Smith Papers  1865-04-16 Letter from Charles Smith

    • Letter from Charles F. Smith to his mother, dated April 16, 1865. In this letter, he discusses his opinions on Camp Chase, his furlough, the death of President Lincoln, and food.
    • American Civil War; Charles F. Smith; Smith, Charles F.; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Camp Chase (Ohio); Columbus (Ohio); furlough; Lincoln, Abraham; Abraham Lincoln; food;
    • MS 70-102: Charles Smith Papers  1861-07-28 Letter from Charles Smith

    • Letter from Charles F. Smith dated July 28, 1861. In this letter he discusses skirmishes, drills, and his experiences at the Battle of Bull Run.
    • American Civil War; Charles F. Smith; Smith, Charles F.; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; private; Washington, D.C.; skirmish; regimental history; drills; Battle of Bull Run; Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861;
    • MS 70-102: Charles Smith Papers  1862-05-06 Letter from Charles Smith

    • Letter from Charles Smith to his mother, not dated. In this letter, he discusses his battlefield experiences and the status of his regiment. An approximate date was given based on the list of wounded soldiers provided by Smith.
    • American Civil War; Charles F. Smith; Smith, Charles F.; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Battle of Williamsburg; Williamsburg, Battle of, Williamsburg, Va., 1862;Yorktown (Va.); private; regimental history;

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