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    • MS 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1864-09-06 Letter from Mack Ewing

    • Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated September 6, 1864. In this letter, Ewing discusses daily tasks, religion, soldier behavior, the upcoming Presidential election, and his view on the war turning from a war to preserve the Union to a war to...
    • 2nd Michigan Infantry; American Civil War; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Ewing, Mack; Ewing, Nan; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Nancy (Hank) Ewing; Henry McKendree Ewing; Mack Ewing; Nan Ewing; Second Michigan Infantry; Vallandigham, Clement L.; Slavery; African...
    • Witney, Edmin D. and Michigan Calvary Officers

    • Edwin D. Witney, Michigan Calvary Officers, nine men on horseback, in Union Army Uniform. On plain glass cracked accross top; mat gilt, oval with scroll design; no case; fair condition.
    • Ambrotype; Witney, Edmin D.; Civil War; Soldiers; Michigan Calvary Officers; Men
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-12-31 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated December 31, 1861. In this letter, he discusses winter quarters, his brother, Emory, officers receiving promotions because of their prominent friends, the Trent Affair (Mason and...
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Camp Michigan (Va.); camp; John E. Crane; Crane, John E.; officers; promotion; The Trent Affair; Orlando...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-06-01 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated June 1, 1861. In this letter, he discusses getting vaccinated, his opinions on the officers, soldier behavior, and religion.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; steamer; vaccination; officers; soldier behavior; religion;
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-09-10 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated September 10, 1862. In this letter, he discusses finances, arriving in Covington, Kentucky, the train ride, food, parades, and camp life.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Camp Sigel (Ionia, Mich.); Covington (Ky.); finances;...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-11-06 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated November 6, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the change in command from Buell to Rosecrans, the 1st Michigan Engineers and Mechanics, Kentucky living conditions, contraband...
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Mitchellville (Tenn.); Don Carlos Buell; Buell, Don...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-04-12 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated April 12, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the status of family and friends, the farm, finances, and food.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Murfreesboro (Tenn.); agriculture; cows; finances;...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1863-04-17 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated April 17, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the baby's health, Philip H. Sheridan being presented a sword, and drunken soldiers.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Murfreesboro (Tenn.); baby; illness; Philip Henry...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1863-01-21 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated January 21, 1863. In this letter, he discusses picket duty, the staus of family and friends, his opinions on Officers, sleeping conditions, musicians, continuing the battle amongst...
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Murfreesboro (Tenn.); picket duty; soldier behavior;...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1863-02-22 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated February 22, 1863. In this letter, he discusses his father's eyesight, the politics of the North, finances, homesickness, the status of family and friends, and alcohol use amongst...
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Murfreesboro (Tenn.); politics; Copperhead Movement;...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-11-16 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated November 16, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the citizens of Kentucky, local elections, contrabands, and family news.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Nashville (Tenn.); Francis William Kellogg; Kellogg,...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-11-27 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated November 27, 1862. In this letter, he discusses Frank's health, the mail, Thanksgiving, dress parade, the status of family and friends, and the weather.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Nashville (Tenn.); mail; Thanksgiving; parade;...
    • 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 70-99: Civil War Diary of Lorenzo A. Barker  1862-1863 Diary of Lorenzo A. Barker

    • 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;
    • First Michigan Colored Infantry (Regimental) Battle Flag

    • At the start of the Civil War, Blacks were not allowed to serve in the Union Army although many were eager to do so. Although Congress authorized the raising of African-American regiments in 1862, it was not until early 1863—after the...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; First Michigan Colored Infantry; 1st Michigan Colored Infantry
    • First Michigan Colored Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • At the start of the Civil War, Blacks were not allowed to serve in the Union Army although many were eager to do so. Although Congress authorized the raising of African-American regiments in 1862, it was not until early 1863—after the...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; First Michigan Colored Infantry; 1st Michigan Colored Infantry
    • First Michigan Colored Infantry (Regimental) Battle Flag

    • At the start of the Civil War, Blacks were not allowed to serve in the Union Army although many were eager to do so. Although Congress authorized the raising of African-American regiments in 1862, it was not until early 1863—after the...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; First Michigan Colored Infantry; 1st Michigan Colored Infantry

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