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    • 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;...
    • MS 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1864-09-25 Letter from Mack Ewing

    • Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated September 25, 1864. In this letter, Ewing discusses his opinions on General Meade and General Burnside, finances, patching and darning, and politics.
    • 2nd Michigan Infantry; American Civil War; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Henry McKendree Ewing; Ewing, Mack; Ewing, Nan; Nan Ewing; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Mack Ewing; Nancy (Hank) Ewing; Second Michigan Infantry; Ambrose Burnside; Burnside, Ambrose; George...
    • MS 69-117: Mrs. Thomas Brooke Collection  1864-01-21 Letter from Darwin Babbitt

    • Letter from Darwin Babbitt to his parents, dated January 21, 1864. In this letter, he discusses relics, winter quarters (log shanties covered with tents), Confederate deserters talking about starvation on the lines, rations, the weather, the...
    • American Civil War; Darwin H. Babbitt; Babbitt, Darwin H.; Samuel A. Babbitt; Babbitt, Samuel A.; Fifth Michigan Cavalry; 5th Michigan Cavalry; Stevensburg (Va.);looting; camp life; tent; Confederate Army; deserters; food; rations; weather;...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1862-11-13 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated November 13, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the change in leadership from McClellan to Burnside, his opinion on the war, the status of friends on the front, and religion.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Waterloo (Va.); McClellan, George; George McClellan; Burnside, Ambrose; Ambrose Burnside; religion;...
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1862-12-01 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William Barnard to his father, Stephen Barnard, dated December 1, 1862. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment, Fredericksburg, Virginia, the replacement of McClellan with Burnside, his promotion, supplies, and the...
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Stephen A. Barnard; Barnard, Stephen A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; Sergeant Major; Fredericksburg (Va.); regimental history; George McClellan; McClellan,...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1862-11-21 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated November 21, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the transfer of his infantry from the 3rd Army Corps to the 9th Army Corps, his opinions on McClellan and Burnside, and religion.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Fredericksburg (Va.); George McClellan; McClellan, George; Ambrose Burnside; Burnside, Ambrose; religion;
    • MS 91-480 Henry Albert Potter Collection  1864-01-04 Letter from Henry Albert Potter

    • Letter from Henry Albert Potter to his sister, Amelia Potter, dated January 4, 1864. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, the telegraph in camp, the Emancipation Proclamation, the upcoming election of 1864, Davis's call for...
    • American Civil War; Henry Albert Potter; Potter, Henry Albert; Amelia Potter; Potter, Amelia; 4th Michigan Cavalry; Fourth Michigan Cavalry; Morrison (Tenn.); First Lieutenant; Commissioned Officer; Abraham Lincoln; Lincoln, Abraham; Ulysses S....
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1865-04-15 Letter from Emily Barnard

    • Letter from Emily Barnard to her sister, Ellen Barnard, dated April 15, 1865. In this letter, she discusses a visit from her brother, William A. Barnard, the assassination of President Lincoln, and courting.
    • American Civil War; Emily Barnard; Barnard, Emily; Ellen Barnard; Barnard, Ellen; Groton (Mass.); William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; "Richmond has Fallen"; Abraham Lincoln; Lincoln, Abraham; courting; music;
    • MS 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1864-10-21 Letter from Mack Ewing

    • Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated October 21, 1864. In this letter, Ewing discusses fighting, the election, General Sheridan's movements, and friends that were taken as prisoners of war.
    • 2nd Michigan Infantry; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Ewing, Mack; Ewing, Nan; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Nancy (Hank) Ewing; Henry McKendree Ewing; Mack Ewing; Nan Ewing; Second Michigan Infantry; Sheridan, Philip Henry; Philip Henry Sheridan; Presidential...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1863-01-04 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father,William Crane, dated January 4, 1862. In this letter, he discusses rations, diarrhea, his opinions on the war and General McClellan, religion, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the weather.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; rations; food; diarrhea; George McClellan; McClellan, George; religion; weather; Emancipation Proclamation;
    • McClellan, George Brinton

    • Photograph of General George Brinton McClellan officer At one time Commander in Chief of the Union Army. Lost the post as a result of his ineptness in Pursuing Lee at Antietam. 1861-1865. For further description see M. Boatner's C.W. Dictionary.
    • McClellan, George Brinton;George Brinton McClellan; officer; American Civil War; Mexican-American War; Battle of Antietam Creek; wife
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1862-09-21 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William Barnard to his sister dated September 21, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, his impressions of the locals, daily life, and African Americans following the regiment.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; Frederick (Md.); Sergeant; regimental history; civilians; southern society; camp life; African Americans; Slavery;
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1863-04-13 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William A. Barnard to his father, Stephen A. Barnard dated April 13, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, Kentuckians views of Potomac troupes, runaway slaves, his desire for a furlough, Copperheads, and his...
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Stephen A. Barnard; Barnard, Stephen A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; Lebanon (Ky.); regimental history; battle strategy; civilians; slavery;...
    • 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 61-21: Waldo LaRue Collection  1862-11-12 Letter from George C. Gordon

    • Letter from George Gordon to his wife, Carrie Gordon, dated November 12, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the health of friends, the change from General McClellan to General Burnside, and finances.
    • American Civil War; George C. Gordon; Gordon, George C.; Caroline (Spencer) Gordon; Gordon, Caroline (Spencer); Carrie Gordon; Gordon, Carrie; Captain; Commissioned Officer; Fayettesville (Va.); illness; jaundice; George McClellan; McClellan,...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-08-13 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his sister, Lura Huff, dated August 13, 1861. In this letter, he discusses his relationship with Emma, supplies, buying knickknacks, sleeping conditions, General McClellan, and his desire to remain a private.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; Huff, Zelura (Crane); Huff, Lura; Lura Huff; Zelura (Crane) Huff; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Arlington Heights (Va.); courtship; supplies; knickknacks; sleeping...

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