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    • 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  02-28 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated February 28 (no year was specified but most likely 1863). In this letter, he expresses his views on courting, describes his experience on Provost Guard and the status of his regiment, and...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Provost Guard; prison; prisoners; contrabands; Vicksburg (Miss.); Siege of Vicksburg;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1860-10-28 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated October 28, 1860. In this letter, he discusses regimental orders, camp life, soldier behavior, and his promises to take care of himself.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; orders; camp life; alcohol; music; soldier behavior
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1861-05-19 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated May 19, 1961. In this letter, he discusses the trip taken by himself and his squad from Michigan to Ohio via steamer and train.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Detroit River; Lake Erie; Michigan; Ohio; Cleveland (Ohio); Steamer Cleveland;...
    • 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  1862-10-06 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated October 6, 1862. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment as they moved through enemy territory in the Cumberland Gap and traveled back to Ohio.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Ohio River (Ohio); Little Sandy River (Ky.); Ohio; Kentucky; Cumberland Mountains;...
    • 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...
    • 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  1862-11-22 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated November 22, 1862. In this letter, he describes the movements of his regiment as they travel down to Louisville (Ky.), expresses his doubt of his leaders, and discusses soldiers' morale.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Steamer Capitola; steamer; Ohio; Ohio River (Ohio); Cincinnati (Ohio); Louisville...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1862-12-09 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated December 9, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the postal service, status of his regiment, his opinions of different generals, and courting.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Memphis (Tenn.); steamer; George W. Morgan; Morgan, George W.; weather; courting; Kent...
    • 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  1862-12-19 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated December 19, 1862. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment, relates his opinion of General William Tecumseh Sherman and General George W. Morgan, and discusses the life of a...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Sherman, William Tecumseh; William Tecumseh Sherman; Morgan, George W.; George W....
    • 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  1863-01-12 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  1863-02-03 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated February 3, 1863. In this letter, he describes his duties, the availability and cost of food, rumors of a revolution in the north, and the Byron (Mich.) community.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Provost Guard; health; cooking; food; politics; postal service; mail; Byron (Mich.);...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-02-11 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated February 11, 1863. In this letter, he describes the status and movements of his regiment, the Siege of Vicksburg, Provost Guard duty, and his opinions on courting.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Vicksburg (Miss.); Siege of Vicksburg; Young's Point (La.); Steamer Henry Clay;...
    • 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  1863-03-23 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated March 23, 1863. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment, reports and rumors of the Union Army, his role in the Provost Guard, his relationship with Elizabeth, and the status...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Miliken's Bend (Miss.); Vicksburg (Miss.); Siege of Vicksburg; Union Army; regimental...
    • 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;...

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