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    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-05-14 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his sister-in-law, Hattie Crane, dated May 14, 1861. In this letter, he discusses his enlistment, a rumor of his alleged marriage, and camp life.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; Harriett (Heyward) Crane; Crane, Harriett (Heyward); Hattie Crane; Crane, Hattie; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Cantonment Blair (Mich.); Detroit (Mich.); State Fair...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-05-26 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his sister-in-law, Hattie Crane, dated May 26, 1861. In this letter, he discusses being on a steamer, friends on the boat, Colonel Ellsworth's death, morale, receiving a Bible from the Bible Society, and family news.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; Harriett (Heyward) Crane; Crane, Harriett (Heyward); Hattie Crane; Crane, Hattie; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Fort Wayne (Detroit, Mich.); Detroit (Mich.); steamer;...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-06-01 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated June 1, 1861. In this letter, he discusses getting vaccinated, his opinions on the officers, soldier behavior, and religion.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; steamer; vaccination; officers; soldier behavior; religion;
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-06-12 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his sister-in-law, Hattie Crane, dated June 12, 1861. In this letter, he discusses his sister's health, the movements of his regiment, sightseeing around Washington, D.C., the camp, and camp life.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; Harriett (Heyward) Crane; Crane, Harriett (Heyward); Hattie Crane; Crane, Hattie; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Washington, D.C.; regimental history; health; illness;...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-07-10 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his sister-in-law, Hattie Crane, dated July 10, 1861. In this letter, he discusses friends, the camp (including tents with floors), clothing supplies, the hospital staff, rations, entertainment, and writing to family.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; Harriett (Heyward) Crane; Crane, Harriett (Heyward); Hattie Crane; Crane, Hattie; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Camp Winfield Scott (Yorktown, Va.); Yorktown (Va.); camp;...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-07-23 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his parents dated July 23, 1861. In this letter, he discusses Blackburn's Ford, Bull Run, and family news.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Arlington Heights (Va.); Battle of Blackburn's Ford; Battle of Bull Run; Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861;
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-07-28 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated July 28, 1861. In this letter, he discusses finances, Bull Run, soldier life, family news, entertainment, his health, and the family farm.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Arlington Heights (Va.); finances; Battle of Bull Run; Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861; soldier life;...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-08-23 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated August 23, 1861. In this letter, he discusses his father's health, supplies (including food and clothing), moving timber, family news.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Arlington (Va.); health; illness; amputation; supplies; food; clothes; lumber;
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-10-27 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated October 27, 1861. In this letter, he discusses his father's health, religion, visiting Mt. Vernon, his impressions of Washington, D.C., family news, and a visit from Austin Blair.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Eagle Mountain (Va.); Austin Blair; Blair, Austin;
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-12-31 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated December 31, 1861. In this letter, he discusses winter quarters, his brother, Emory, officers receiving promotions because of their prominent friends, the Trent Affair (Mason and...
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Camp Michigan (Va.); camp; John E. Crane; Crane, John E.; officers; promotion; The Trent Affair; Orlando...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1862-01-05 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated January 5, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his father's health, the Trent Affair, his opinion that the war will end in 1863, Colonel Poe, the weather, and camp.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry;Camp Michigan (Va.); health; illness; The Trent Affair; Orlando Metcalfe Poe; Poe, Orlando Metcalfe; weather;...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1862-01-20 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated January 20, 1862. In this letter, he discusses camp life, the weather, the duration of the war, and his opinions on General Halleck and General Burnside.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Camp Michigan (Va.); camp life; weather; morale; Halleck, Henry Wager; Henry Wager Halleck; Burnside,...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1862-02-22 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated February 22, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his father's health, his opinions on McClellan and the war, finances, and slavery.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Camp Michigan (Va.); health; illness; McClellan, George; George McClellan; morale; finances; slavery;
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1862-03-05 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated March 5, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, Quakers in the area, deserted Confederate homes, building roads, the movements of his division, and a captain in...
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Camp Michigan (Va.); regimental history; Quakers; roads; George McClellan; McClellan, George; traitor;

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