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    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-07-30 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated July 30, 1863. In this letter, he relates his travels as a paroled soldier from Memphis (Tenn.) to a camp in Ohio. He also expresses his desire for a furlough in order to visit Michigan.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Memphis (Tenn.); Cairo (Ill.); Mattoon (Ill.); Terre-Haute (Ind.); Dayton (Ohio);...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-07-20 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated July 20, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the courting of his sister by a southern sympathizer.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Memphis (Tenn.); Fort Pickering (Tenn.); courting; southern sympathizers; Copperhead...
    • 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  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  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  1863-06-09 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbot dated June 9, 1863. In this letter, he discusses trouble acquiring stamps to mail his letters, family gossip, his wound and the Union hospital. He also briefly mentions being taken prisoner at...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Memphis (Tenn.); Vicksburg (Miss.); courting; mail; wound; Union Prisoners of War;...
    • 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  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  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  1863-11-01 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  1863-04-21 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 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-09-19 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated September 19, 1864. In this letter, he describes a foraging expedition from the White River Station and when his company would be mustered out of 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; White River Station (Ark.); foraging; mustering out
    • 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  1864-07-27 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated July 27, 1864. In this letter, he describes the process in which his regiment is fortifying the area from rebel attacks, the surrounding area and rumors of the Union Army's movements.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; White River (Ark.); St. Charles (Ark.); gunboats; regimental history; rifle pit; mail;...
    • 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  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  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  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 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  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;...

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