Color postcard from 1937 showing an aerial view of The Edison Institute and Museum (now known as the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village) in Dearborn, near Detroit, Michigan. The institute clock tower is a replica of Independence Hall in...
Detroit (Mich.); Dearborn (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village; aerial views; museums; buildings; clock towers; postcards
Transcription of the diary of Ferdinand S. Petway. The diary covers January 19, 1864- November 7, 1864. In the diary, Petway fervently speaks on the Confederate Army,his opinions on the southern society should the Union win, his negative...
American Civil War; Ferdinand S. Petway; Petway, Ferdinand S.; non-enlisted men; Methodist minister; Russelville, Alabama; Methodist; religion; Confederate Army; southern society; slavery; Battle of Franklin; Franklin (Tenn.); Sherman, William...
Porter's Division Song lyrics by Frank H. Norton. Published by Philip & Solomons Metropolitan Bookstore, Washington, D.C. On back, it states: "Pleas [sic] preserve this for us J.T.A.H.J. Wise"
American Civil War; Fifth Corps; 5th Corps; Porter's Division; song lyrics; poem; Frank H. Norton; Norton, Frank H.; "The Army of the Free"; John W. Wise; Wise, John W.; 20th Michigan Infantry; Twentieth Michigan Infantry;
Color postcard from circa 1938 showing the Grand Rapids Public Museum, one of the oldest history museums in the United States. Founded in 1854 as the "Grand Rapids Lyceum of Natural History," the museum was the first ever to be accredited by the...
Grand Rapids (Mich.); Kent County (Mich.); Grand Rapids Public Museum (Grand Rapids, Mich.); museums; buildings; postcards
Color postcard from circa 1938 showing the Grand Rapids Furniture Museum, housed in the Fulton Street mansion of T. Stewart White (a local lumber baron). Grand Rapids was known as "The Furniture City," as it was the first center of mass-production...
Grand Rapids (Mich.); Kent County (Mich.); Grand Rapids Furniture Museum (Grand Rapids, Mich.); museums; dwellings; buildings; postcards
General Orders No. 82 dated December 4, 1863 from the headquarters of the First Division, Ninth Army Corps (Knoxville, Tennessee). In this General Order, George A. Hicks congrats the division's officers on their soldiering behavior.
American Civil War; George A. Hicks; Hicks, George A.; Ninth Army Corps; 9th Army Corps; soldier behavior; soldiering; officers; Battle of Fort Sanders; Battle of Campbell's Station;
General Orders No. 13 from the headquarters of the 9th Army Corps dated November 22, 1862 (Fredericksburg, Va.). In this General Order, General Wilcox congratulate the troops on their behavior and gives advice on battle strategy.
American Civil War; Robert A. Hutchins; Hutchins, Robert A.; soldier behavior; weather; gun; battle strategy; Orlando Bolivar Wilcox; Wilcox, Orlando Bolivar;
General Order No. 9 from the headquarters of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, dated April 10, 1865. In this order, Brevet Colonel Commanding Ralph Ely congratulates the troops of the second brigade on the Siege of Petersburg.
American Civil War; Ralph Ely; Ely, Ralph; Siege of Petersburg; Petersburg (Va.); soldiering;
Special Orders No. 101 dated May 30th 1865 from the headquarters of the 1rst Division, 9th Army Corps (Washington, D.C.). In this order, Brevet Major General O.B. Wilson orders the 17th and 20th Michigan and the 190th New York Infantry to proceed...
American Civil War; 17th Michigan Infantry; Seventeenth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 109th Michigan Infantry; One Hundred and Ninth New York Infantry; discharge; O.B. Wilson; Wilson, O.B.;
Portrait of John Thibos. Enlisted in company B, Engineers and Mechanics, Dec. 28, 1863, at Grand Rapids, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Jan. 5, 1864. Artificer Aug. 1, 1865. Mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 22, 1865.
American Civil War; John Thibos; Thibos, John; First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics; 1st Michigan Engineers and Mechanics; Grand Rapids (Mich.); artificer;