Letter from Robert McDougall to Mack Ewing dated July 4, 1862. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment and his battle experiences.
American Civil War; 2nd Michigan Cavalry; Second Michigan Cavalry; McDougall, Robert; Robert McDougall; Mack Ewing; Henry McKendree Ewing; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Ewing, Mack; Boonville (Mo.); regimental history
1862-1863 Diary of Lorenzo Barker. In this diary, Barker discusses daily life while stationed around Corinth Mississippi. In the diary he describes witnessing a deserter execution, bringing in Confederate prisoners, battle experiences, and...
American Civil War; Barker, Lorenzo A.; Lorenzo A. Barker; Western Sharpshooters; 66th Illinois Infantry; Sixty-sixth Illinois Infantry; Corinth (Miss.); regimental history; Confederate Prisoners of War; deserters;
Letter from Christian Bush to his father, Christian Bush, dated March 19, 1863. In this letter, he discusses illnesses in his company, his sentiments about abolitionists and slavery, and community news.
American Civil War; Bush, Christian; Christian Bush; Christian Bush, Sr.; Bush, Sr., Christian; Washington, D.C.; Seventh Michigan Cavalry; 7th Michigan Cavalry; Corporal; illness; abolitionists; slavery; African Americans;
Letter from Frederick Bush to George Bush dated September 3, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, General Lee, and skirmishes.
American Civil War; Frederick Bush; Bush, Frederick; George Bush; Bush, George; Seventh Michigan Cavalry; 7th Michigan Cavalry; Falmouth (Va.); Corporal; regimental history; Robert E. Lee; Lee, Robert E.;
Letter from Frederick Bush to George Bush dated April 6, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the status of family and friends serving on the front. He also transcribed the lyrics to "The Friends I Left Behind Me."
American Civil War; Frederick Bush; Bush, Frederick; George Bush; Bush, George; Seventh Michigan Cavalry; 7th Michigan Cavalry; Fairfax (Va.); Corporal; "The Friends I Left Behind me"; poems; song lyrics;
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...