1862-1863 Diary of Lorenzo Barker. In this diary, Barker discusses daily life while stationed around Corinth Mississippi. In the diary he describes witnessing a deserter execution, bringing in Confederate prisoners, battle experiences, and...
American Civil War; Barker, Lorenzo A.; Lorenzo A. Barker; Western Sharpshooters; 66th Illinois Infantry; Sixty-sixth Illinois Infantry; Corinth (Miss.); regimental history; Confederate Prisoners of War; deserters;
Letter from William Barnard to Stephan A. Bernard dated September 7, 1862. In this letter, he discusses Fort Lyon, the status of his regiment, his expected promotion, and finances.
American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Stephen A. Barnard; Barnard, Stephen A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; Fort Lyon (Va.); Alexandria (Va.); Sergeant; regimental history; promotion; finances;
Letter from Emma and Carrie Shepard to Sarah Lyons dated February 23, 1864. In this letter, they discuss David Lyons, their father, Samuel Shepard's, enlistment, and the possibility of teaching school.
American Civil War; Sarah Lyons; Lyons, Sarah; Emma Shepard; Shepard, Emma; Carrie Shepard; Shepard, Carrie; enlistment; education; Shepard, Samuel J.; Samuel J. Shepard; Fifth Michigan Infantry; 5th Michigan Infantry;