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    • Lansing - "Olds Hall, M. S. C."

    • Color postcard from 1945 of Olds Hall on the Michigan State University (formerly Michigan State College) campus in East Lansing, Michigan. The building was the result of a donation by Ransom E. Olds in 1917. Part of "Souvenir Folder of Lansing,...
    • East Lansing (Mich.); Ingham County (Mich.); Olds Hall (East Lansing, Mich.); Michigan State University; schools; buildings; postcards
    • Detroit - "Residence of M. Jacques Campau, erected at Detroit 1757"

    • Black and white print of an artist's rendering of Major Jacques Campau's residence in Detroit, approximately 1757. Major Campau was an officer and secretary to Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, founder of Detroit, and served as First Lieutenant in the...
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Detroit River (Mich. and Ont.); settlements; boats; ; dwellings
    • Detroit - Chene Street at E Milwaukee Avenue in Poletown neighborhood

    • Black and white photograph from 1981 of the intersection of Chene Street and E. Milwaukee Avenue, in the direction of East Grand Boulevard, in the former Poletown neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan. In 1981, a large portion of this predominantly...
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Chene Street (Detroit, Mich.); Poletown neighborhood (Detroit, Mich.); Milwaukee Avenue (Detroit, Mich.); automobiles; street scenes; drugstores; storefronts
    • MS 22:  Civil War diary of Cyrus Bacon  1861-1863 Diary of Cyrus Bacon

    • 1861-1863 diary of Cyrus Bacon. In this diary, Bacon describes daily life in the Seventh Michigan Infantry. He gives vivid accounts of Yorktown, Fair Oaks, White Oak Swamp, Antietam, and Gettysburg.
    • American Civil War; Bacon, Cyrus; Cyrus Bacon; Seventh Michigan Infantry; 7th Michigan Infantry; Assistant Surgeon; Commissioned Officer; Yorktown (Va.); Battle of Yorktown; Seven Days Campaign; Seven Days' Battles, Va., 1862; Battle of Fair Oaks;...
    • Detroit - Chene Street in Poletown neighborhood

    • Black and white photograph from 1981 of the intersection of Chene Street and Adele Street, in the direction of Trombly Street, in the former Poletown neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan. In 1981, a large portion of this predominantly Polish...
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Chene Street (Detroit, Mich.); Poletown neighborhood (Detroit, Mich.); Adele Street (Detroit, Mich.); automobiles; street scenes
    • MS 61-21: Waldo LaRue Collection  1862-10-11 Letter from George C. Gordon

    • Letter from George C. Gordon to his wife, Carrie Gordon, dated October 11, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the movements of his regiment, visiting the South Mountain and Antietam Battlefields, eating with civilians, finances, and his opinions...
    • American Civil War; George C. Gordon; Gordon, George C.; Caroline (Spencer) Gordon; Gordon, Caroline (Spencer); Carrie Gordon; Gordon, Carrie; Captain; Commissioned Officer; Sharpsburg (Md.); regimental history; South Mountain, Battle of, Md.,...
    • Carter, Julius M.

    • Portrait of Julius M. Carter 1862-1865. Officer in C Company B Fourth Michigan Cavalry. From St. Johns MI. For further description see (Descriptive Roll Fourth Cavalry Volunteers).
    • Carter, Julius M.;Julius M. Carter; American Civil War; ; military officer; ; Fourth Michigan Cavalry;4th Michigan Cavalry; St. Johns (Mich.)
    • 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  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  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;...
    • Dobbelaere, Aime M.

    • Portrait of Aime M. Dobbelaere, 1861-1865. New Baltimore. Enlisted in Ninth Infantry, as Sergeant Major, Sept. 10, 1861, at New Baltimore, for 3, years, age 31. Mustered Oct. 15, 1861. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, company A, Dec. 10, 1861. ...
    • Dobbelaere, Aime M. ;Aime M. Dobbelaere; American Civil War; ; noncommissioned officer ; ; Ninth Michigan Infantry ;9th Michigan Infantry; sergeant major ; second lieutenant ; acting regimental quartermaster ; first lieutenant ; regimental...
    • Hovey, Edwin M.

    • Portrait of Edwin M. Hovey, 1862-1865. Fentonville. Enlisted in Company C, Eighth Infantry, as Corporal. Mustered Aug. 15, 1862. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, company B, Sept. 1, 1862. Commissioned First Lieutenant, Jan. 1, 1863. Wounded in...
    • Hovey, Edwin M. ;Edwin M. Hovey; American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; ; Eighth Michigan Infantry ;8th Michigan Infantry; corporal ; second lieutenant ; first lieutenant ; captain ; Fentonville (Mich.) ; Wilderness, Battle of the, Va.,...

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