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    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1863-01-04 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father,William Crane, dated January 4, 1862. In this letter, he discusses rations, diarrhea, his opinions on the war and General McClellan, religion, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the weather.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; rations; food; diarrhea; George McClellan; McClellan, George; religion; weather; Emancipation Proclamation;
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-12-23 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his cousin dated December 23, 1861. In this letter, he discusses the camp, looting, the weather, General McClellan's opinion on the 2nd Michigan Infantry, a local wash woman, and the status of friends on the front.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Camp Michigan (Va.); camp; looting; weather; George McClellan; McClellan, George; wash woman; clothes; laundry; women;
    • MS 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1864-09-25 Letter from Mack Ewing

    • Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated September 25, 1864. In this letter, Ewing discusses his opinions on General Meade and General Burnside, finances, patching and darning, and politics.
    • 2nd Michigan Infantry; American Civil War; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Henry McKendree Ewing; Ewing, Mack; Ewing, Nan; Nan Ewing; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Mack Ewing; Nancy (Hank) Ewing; Second Michigan Infantry; Ambrose Burnside; Burnside, Ambrose; George...
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1863-04-13 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William A. Barnard to his father, Stephen A. Barnard dated April 13, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, Kentuckians views of Potomac troupes, runaway slaves, his desire for a furlough, Copperheads, and his...
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Stephen A. Barnard; Barnard, Stephen A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; Lebanon (Ky.); regimental history; battle strategy; civilians; slavery;...
    • 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 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1862-07-13 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated July 13, 1862. In this letter, he thanks Elizabeth for sending her picture, discusses the status of his regiment, and inquires about community news.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Cumberland Mountains; Cumberland Gap; Kentucky; picture; photograph; portrait;...
    • MS 91-480 Henry Albert Potter Collection  1864-10-26 Letter from Henry Albert Potter

    • Letter from Henry Albert Potter to his father, Edward Potter, dated October 26, 1864. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, General Hood's campaigns, the presidential election of 1864, and the death of his horse.
    • American Civil War; Henry Albert Potter; Potter, Henry Albert; 4th Michigan Cavalry; Fourth Michigan Cavalry; Little River (Ala.); Captain; Commissioned Officer; regimental history; John Bell Hood; Hood, John Bell; Presidential Election of 1864;...
    • 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;
    • MS 61-21: Waldo LaRue Collection  1862-11-12 Letter from George C. Gordon

    • Letter from George Gordon to his wife, Carrie Gordon, dated November 12, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the health of friends, the change from General McClellan to General Burnside, and finances.
    • American Civil War; George C. Gordon; Gordon, George C.; Caroline (Spencer) Gordon; Gordon, Caroline (Spencer); Carrie Gordon; Gordon, Carrie; Captain; Commissioned Officer; Fayettesville (Va.); illness; jaundice; George McClellan; McClellan,...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-08-13 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his sister, Lura Huff, dated August 13, 1861. In this letter, he discusses his relationship with Emma, supplies, buying knickknacks, sleeping conditions, General McClellan, and his desire to remain a private.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; Huff, Zelura (Crane); Huff, Lura; Lura Huff; Zelura (Crane) Huff; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Arlington Heights (Va.); courtship; supplies; knickknacks; sleeping...
    • MS 57-6: Riva Owen Collection  1864-02-25 Letter from John Wheaton

    • Letter from John Wheaton to his sister, Avis (Wheaton) Owen. In this letter, he discusses the presidential election of 1864 and the status of his regiment.
    • American Civil War; One Hundred and Thirty-sixth New York Infantry; 136th New York Infantry; Chattanooga (Tenn.); Wheaton, John; John Wheaton; Avis (Wheaton) Owen; Owen, Avis (Wheaton); First Sergeant; Presidential Election of 1864; George...
    • 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...
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1862-12-01 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William Barnard to his father, Stephen Barnard, dated December 1, 1862. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment, Fredericksburg, Virginia, the replacement of McClellan with Burnside, his promotion, supplies, and the...
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Stephen A. Barnard; Barnard, Stephen A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; Sergeant Major; Fredericksburg (Va.); regimental history; George McClellan; McClellan,...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1862-11-13 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated November 13, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the change in leadership from McClellan to Burnside, his opinion on the war, the status of friends on the front, and religion.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Waterloo (Va.); McClellan, George; George McClellan; Burnside, Ambrose; Ambrose Burnside; religion;...
    • MS 69-117: Mrs. Thomas Brooke Collection  1864-01-21 Letter from Darwin Babbitt

    • Letter from Darwin Babbitt to his parents, dated January 21, 1864. In this letter, he discusses relics, winter quarters (log shanties covered with tents), Confederate deserters talking about starvation on the lines, rations, the weather, the...
    • American Civil War; Darwin H. Babbitt; Babbitt, Darwin H.; Samuel A. Babbitt; Babbitt, Samuel A.; Fifth Michigan Cavalry; 5th Michigan Cavalry; Stevensburg (Va.);looting; camp life; tent; Confederate Army; deserters; food; rations; weather;...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1862-11-21 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated November 21, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the transfer of his infantry from the 3rd Army Corps to the 9th Army Corps, his opinions on McClellan and Burnside, and religion.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Fredericksburg (Va.); George McClellan; McClellan, George; Ambrose Burnside; Burnside, Ambrose; religion;
    • MS 91-480 Henry Albert Potter Collection  1864-01-04 Letter from Henry Albert Potter

    • Letter from Henry Albert Potter to his sister, Amelia Potter, dated January 4, 1864. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, the telegraph in camp, the Emancipation Proclamation, the upcoming election of 1864, Davis's call for...
    • American Civil War; Henry Albert Potter; Potter, Henry Albert; Amelia Potter; Potter, Amelia; 4th Michigan Cavalry; Fourth Michigan Cavalry; Morrison (Tenn.); First Lieutenant; Commissioned Officer; Abraham Lincoln; Lincoln, Abraham; Ulysses S....
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-11-23 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his sister, Lura Huff, dated November 23, 1861. In this letter, he discusses receiving letters from his sister, his thoughts on the war, a dress parade in front of General McClellan, and his brother's enlistment.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; Lura Huff; Huff, Lura; Zelura (Crane) Huff; Huff, Zelura (Crane); Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Camp Lyon (Va.); mail; military review; parade; George McClellan;...

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