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    • MS 69-124: Ben J. Allen Collection  1863-03 Letter from Giles B. Allen

    • Letter from Giles Allen to his mother, Nancy Allen, not dated. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, traveling via the railroad, Lafourche, Louisiana, his battle experiences at the Battle of Bayou Teche, and burning cotton.
    • American Civil War; Giles B. Allen; Allen, Giles B.; Nancy (Whitlsie) Allen; Allen, Nancy (Whitlsie); Sixth Michigan Infantry; 6th Michigan Infantry; Sergeant; regimental history; railroad; Lafourche (La.); health; Battle of Bayou Teche; cotton;...
    • MS 2004-23: Bush Family Collection  1863-03-30 Letter from Frederick Willard

    • Letter from Frederick Willard to Frederick and Cynthia Bush dated March 30, 1863. In this letter, he discusses his health, his opinions on slavery and Copperheads, and the status of his regiment.
    • American Civil War; Frederick Willard; Willard, Frederick; Frederick E. Bush;Bush, Frederick E.; Cynthia (Willard) Bush; Bush, Cynthia (Willard); 160th New York Infantry; One Hundred and Sixtieth New York Infantry; Sergeant; jaundice; illness;...
    • La Pointe, George W.

    • Portrait of George W. LaPointe, post war, c.1900. Monroe County. Enlisted in company D, Seventh Infantry, as Corporal, June 19, 1861, at Monroe, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered Aug. 22, 1861. Sergeant Nov. 2, 1861. Commissioned Second Lieutenant...
    • La Pointe, George W. ;George W. La Pointe; American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; ; Seventh Michigan Infantry ;7th Michigan Infantry; U.S. Volunteers ; corporal ; sergeant ; second lieutenant ; first lieutenant ; captain ; lieutenant...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-08-31 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated August 31, 1864. In this letter, he describes the movements of his regiment, how he passes his time in camp, comments on news regarding the Copperhead Movement, and speculates on the...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Morganza (La.); White River Station (Ark.); camp life; draft; Copperhead Movement;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-04-21 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated April 21, 1863. In this letter, he discusses food, southern scenery, the movement of his regiment, his desire for peace, and family news.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Milliken's Landing; Young's Point (La.); Mississippi River; marching; blockade;...
    • MS 56-6: Gladys Niles Halbert Collection  1862-09-21 Letter from Daniel Halbert

    • Letter from Daniel Halbert to his cousin, Maria Halbert, dated September 21, 1862. In this letter, he discusses receiving a new uniform, the status of his regiment, the brass band, and food.
    • American Civil War; Daniel Halbert; Halbert, Daniel; Maria Halbert; Halbert, Maria; Sixth Michigan Infantry; 6th Michigan Infantry; private; New Orleans (La.); clothes; uniform; regimental history; brass band; band; music; food;
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-05-08 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated May 8, 1864. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment, skirmishes, and the hope that General Ulysses Grant will end the war soon.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Baton Rouge (La.); regimental history; marching; Clinton (La.); Red River (La.);...
    • MS 69-124: Ben J. Allen Collection  1862-09-22 Letter from Giles B. Allen

    • Letter from Giles Allen to his brother and sister, George and Lib Allen, dated September 22, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, the Battle of Baton Rouge, his health, scurvy, food, water, fruit, the status of family and...
    • American Civil War; Giles B. Allen; Allen, Giles B.; George Allen; Allen, George; Lib Allen; Allen, Lib; Sixth Michigan Infantry; 6th Michigan Infantry; Corporal; Camp Williams (La.); regimental history; Battle of Baton Rouge; Baton Rouge (La.);...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-12-27 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis dated month day, year. In this letter, he describes soldier life, Provost Guard duty, a draft, abolitionists, and family and community news.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; mail; postal service; Christmas; theater; Provost Gaurd; prisoners; courting; draft;...
    • MS 69-124: Ben J. Allen Collection  1862-09-24 Letter from Giles B. Allen

    • Letter from Giles Allen to his mother, Nancy Allen, dated September 24, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his health, morale, and sending money to his family via a family friend.
    • American Civil War; Giles B. Allen; Allen, Giles B.; Nancy (Whitlsie) Allen; Allen, Nancy (Whitlsie); Sixth Michigan Infantry; 6th Michigan Infantry; Corporal; Camp Dudley (La.); health; morale; finances;
    • MS 56-6: Gladys Niles Halbert Collection  1864-05-29 Letter from Daniel Halbert

    • Letter from Daniel Halbert to his cousin, Maria Halbert, dated May 29, 1864. In this letter, he discusses guard duty, seeing Confederate troops, the regiment being renamed an infantry, and the capture of a surgeon.
    • American Civil War; Daniel Halbert; Halbert, Daniel; Maria Halbert; Halbert, Maria; Sixth Michigan Infantry; 6th Michigan Infantry; private; Port Hudson (La.); Confederate Army; Union Prisoners of War;
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-01-28 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated January 28, 1864. In this letter, he discusses the livestock availability in Louisiana, food prices, and southern society.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Louisiana; soldier life; food; finances; southern society; southern women; Provost...
    • La Pointe, George W.

    • Portrait of George W. LaPointe, post war, c.1861-1865. Monroe County. Enlisted in company D, Seventh Infantry, as Corporal, June 19, 1861, at Monroe, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered Aug. 22, 1861. Sergeant Nov. 2, 1861. Commissioned Second...
    • La Pointe, George W. ;George W. La Pointe; American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; ; Seventh Michigan Infantry ;7th Michigan Infantry; U.S. Volunteers ; corporal ; sergeant ; second lieutenant ; first lieutenant ; captain ; lieutenant...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-03-25 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated March 25, 1864. In this letter, he gives an account of the work being done on Fort Jackson and discusses the status of his regiment, leadership and politics in the Union Army.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Sergeant; Plaquemines Parish (La.); Fort Jackson (La.); gun; weather; military...
    • Soule, Harrison

    • Portrait of Harrison Soule, 1861-1865. Albion. Enlisted in company I, Sixth Infantry, at organization, as Captain, June 19, 1861, at Fort Wayne, for 3 years, age 29. Commissioned Aug. 19, 1861. Mustered Aug. 20, 1861. Severely wounded in...
    • Soule, Harrison ;Harrison Soule; American Civil War ;Sixth Michigan Infantry;6th Michigan Infantry; captain ; major ; Albion (Mich.) ; Fort Wayne (Mich.) ; Baton Rouge (La.) History Siege, 1862
    • MS 69-124: Ben J. Allen Collection  1863-08-17 Letter from Giles B. Allen

    • Letter from Giles Allen to his mother, Nancy Allen, dated August 17, 1863. In this letter, he discusses receiving a photograph of his mother, receiving leave to go to Baton Rouge, the health of his regiment, his impressions of Port Hudson, and the...
    • American Civil War; Giles B. Allen; Allen, Giles B.; Nancy (Whitlsie) Allen; Allen, Nancy (Whitlsie); Sixth Michigan Infantry; 6th Michigan Infantry; Sergeant; Port Hudson (La.); photograph; picture; Baton Rouge (La.); health; regimental history;...

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