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    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-04-01 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated April 1, 1864. In this letter, he describes camp life, southern society, the status of his regiment, reenlistment, the Copperhead Movement, and his opinions on slavery.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Baton Rouge (La.); camp; camp life; Slavery; parade; African Americans; reenlistment; Copperhead Movement; draft; southern society;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-09-13 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated September 13, 1863. In this letter, he discusses his experience as a paroled soldier, expresses his desire to return to his regiment, and offers his advice on family and community issues.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Dover (Ohio); Ohio; Byron (Mich.); Union Prisoners of War; parole; picture; photograph; portrait
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-01-12 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated January 12, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment and the Battle of Arkansas River.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Arkansas River (Ark.); Battle of Arkansas Post; Fort Hindman (Ark.); Churchill,...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-01-15 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated January 15, 1863. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment, his experience on Provost Guard and the prisoners in care of his regiment. He also expresses his feelings for...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Arkansas River (Ark.); Steamer Empress; steamer; Vicksburg (Miss.); regimental...
    • 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 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-05-24 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated May 24, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the Battle of Grand Gulf and describes his experience in Battle of Thompson's Hill during which he was wounded in the left arm. He also talks about...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Battle of Grand Bulf; Battle of Thompson's Hill; regimental history; battlefield;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-01-11 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated January 11, 1863. In this letter, he relates how he came to give Elizabeth his picture, describes his work as a teacher, and discusses community news from Byron (Mich.).
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Byron (Mich.); courting; picture; photograph; portrait; education
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-11-08 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated November 8, 1863. In this letter, he details his trip down to Vicksburg (Miss.) on the Steamer John S. Roe, including his accommodations, how the steamer takes on wood, and fellow travelers.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Cairo (Ill.); Memphis (Tenn.); Vicksburg (Miss.); Steamer John S. Roe ; steamer;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1862-11-02 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated November 2, 1862. In this letter, he describes the movements of his regiments, the movements of the Confederate Army, 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; Camp Charleston (W.V.); Kanawha Valley (W.V.); regimental history; Confederate Army;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-10-26 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated October 26, 1863. In this letter, he describes camp life and expresses his growing attachment to Elizabeth.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Camp Chase (Ohio); Columbus (Ohio); camp; camp life; music; morale; courting
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-11-01 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated November 1, 1863. In this letter, he describes his trip from Columbus (Ohio) to Cairo (Ill.) which includes a negative review of Queen City (Ohio) and a railroad accident.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Camp Chase (Ohio); Columbus (Ohio); railroad; railroad accidents; Queen City (Ohio);...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-03-01 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated March 1, 1863. In this letter, he contrasts the civil war and Christian Warfare, discusses soldier morale, and Elizabeth's school.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Christian Warfare; religion; enlistment; education; courting
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-10-11 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated October 11, 1863. In this letter, he discusses an upcoming furlough, politics, his morale, and visiting soldiers in the Cleveland (Ohio) Hospital.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Cleveland (Ohio); furlough; politics; voting; elections; morale; hospital; food
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-09-29 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated September 29, 1863. In this letter, he describes camp life at Camp Chase as a paroled union soldier, expresses his desire to return to his regiment and his anxiety regarding the status of the...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Columbus (Ohio); Camp Chase (Ohio); camp; camp life; Cumberland Gap; Union Army;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-10-04 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated October 4, 1863. In this letter, he discusses his new Lee-Enfield Rifle and the likely short duration of his stay in Camp Chase. He goes on to describe a theological discussion that he had...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Columbus (Ohio); Camp Chase (Ohio); camp; camp life; soldier life; Lee-Enfield rifle;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1862-12-13 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated December 13, 1862. In this letter, he expresses his feelings for Elizabeth, describes why he enlisted in the army and the challenges he faces. He also asks Elizabeth about her community and...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; courting; camp life; enlistment; morale; soldier behavior; community
    • 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 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1862-08-19 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated August 19, 1862. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment and skirmishes in the Cumberland Mountains. He also discusses religion, courting, and soldier life.
    • 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; regimental history; skirmish;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1862-10-16 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated October 16, 1862. In this letter, he expresses his feelings for Elizabeth, relates the status of his regiment, and discusses his brother's enlistment in the war.
    • 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; regimental history; skirmish; courting; postal...

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