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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;...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-10-05 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his parents and wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated October 5, 1862. In this letter, he discusses picket duty, the weather, the health of family and friends, and the newspaper.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Louisville (Ky.); picket duty; weather; illness;...
    • Detroit - "Woodward Ave., from Congress St., Detroit, Mich."

    • Color postcard from circa 1907-1916 showing the view up Woodward Avenue, looking north from Congress Street, in Detroit, Michigan. The Majestic Building (1896 - Daniel Burnham) stands in the center of the frame, on the north side of Campus Martius.
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Woodward Avenue; Majestic Building (Detroit, Mich.); Burnham, Daniel Hudson, 1846-1912; stores; storefronts; street scenes; automobiles; buildings; skyscrapers; people; men; streetcars; postcards
    • Detroit - Woodward and Congress, approx. 1891

    • Black and white reproduction of an 1891 photograph of the northeast corner of Woodward Avenue and Congress Street in Detroit, Michigan. This image was reproduced in a 1947 calendar published for the Detroit Trust Company. From the calendar:...
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Woodward Avenue; Congress Street (Detroit, Mich.); stores; storefronts; celebrations; street scenes; carriages and coaches; people; hardware stores; bicycle stores;
    • Ypsilanti - "View from Congress Street, looking west"

    • Black and white stereograph showing a street scene on Michigan Avenue (Congress Street), looking west in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
    • Ypsilanti (Mich.); Washtenaw County (Mich.); Michigan Avenue (Ypsilanti, Mich.); carriages and coaches; street scenes; stereographs; storefronts
    • Ypsilanti - "Congress Street, looking east"

    • Black and white stereograph showing a street scene on Michigan Avenue (Congress Street), looking east in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
    • Ypsilanti (Mich.); Washtenaw County (Mich.); Michigan Avenue (Ypsilanti, Mich.); carriages and coaches; street scenes; stereographs
    • Ypsilanti - "Congress Street West, Ypsilanti, Mich."

    • Black and white postcard from circa 1908-1909 showing a view west down Congress Street (Michigan Avenue), from just east of Washington Street, in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
    • Ypsilanti (Mich.); Washtenaw County (Mich.); Michigan Avenue (Ypsilanti, Mich.); street scenes; streetcars; storefronts; postcards
    • MS 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1865-02-19 Letter from Mack Ewing

    • Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated February 19, 1865. In this letter, Ewing discusses prostitutes visiting the hospital, his desire for a discharge, prayer meetings, and smallpox outbreaks in the hospital.
    • American Civil War; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Ewing, Mack; Mack Ewing; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Henry McKendree Ewing; Ewing, Nan; Nan Ewing; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Nancy (Hank) Ewing; private; Prostitutes; Satterlee U.S.A....
    • Ypsilanti - Congress Street/Michigan Avenue

    • Black and white stereograph from approximately 1882 showing Michigan Avenue (also known as Congress Street) in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The Ypsilanti Opera House and the Hotel Hawkins are on the left. The Opera House was destroyed by a tornado in 1893...
    • Ypsilanti (Mich.); Washtenaw County (Mich.); Michigan Avenue (Ypsilanti, Mich.); Hotel Hawkins (Ypsilanti, Mich.); Ypsilanti Opera House (Ypsilanti, Mich.); opera houses; theaters; hotels; storefronts; street scenes; stereographs
    • MS 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1864-09-06 Letter from Mack Ewing

    • Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated September 6, 1864. In this letter, Ewing discusses daily tasks, religion, soldier behavior, the upcoming Presidential election, and his view on the war turning from a war to preserve the Union to a war to...
    • 2nd Michigan Infantry; American Civil War; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Ewing, Mack; Ewing, Nan; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Nancy (Hank) Ewing; Henry McKendree Ewing; Mack Ewing; Nan Ewing; Second Michigan Infantry; Vallandigham, Clement L.; Slavery; African...
    • Hamtramck - Polish American Congress building

    • Color photograph from circa 1982-1984 of the Polish American Congress, Michigan Division building in Hamtramck, Michigan. Hamtramck has a very large Polish-American population. Part of the J. William Gorski Collection.
    • Hamtramck (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Polish American Congress, Michigan Division; J. William Gorski Collection; buildings;
    • First Michigan Colored Infantry (Regimental) Battle Flag

    • At the start of the Civil War, Blacks were not allowed to serve in the Union Army although many were eager to do so. Although Congress authorized the raising of African-American regiments in 1862, it was not until early 1863—after the Emancipation...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; First Michigan Colored Infantry; 1st Michigan Colored Infantry
    • First Michigan Colored Infantry (Regimental) Battle Flag

    • At the start of the Civil War, Blacks were not allowed to serve in the Union Army although many were eager to do so. Although Congress authorized the raising of African-American regiments in 1862, it was not until early 1863—after the Emancipation...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; First Michigan Colored Infantry; 1st Michigan Colored Infantry
    • First Michigan Colored Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • At the start of the Civil War, Blacks were not allowed to serve in the Union Army although many were eager to do so. Although Congress authorized the raising of African-American regiments in 1862, it was not until early 1863—after the Emancipation...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; First Michigan Colored Infantry; 1st Michigan Colored Infantry

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