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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 70-102: Charles Smith Papers  1864-1865 Excerpts of the Civil War Diary of Charles Smith

    • Excerpts of the Civil War diary of Charles Smith. In the entries, he discusses food, the weather, death tolls, and general conditions of the prison camp at Salisbury, North Carolina. He also provides an account of the Battle of the Wilderness.
    • American Civil War; Charles F. Smith; Smith, Charles F.; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; private; corporal; sergeant; Union Prisoners of War; Battle of the Wilderness; Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864; regimental history;...
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1864-10-20 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William A. Barnard to his sister, Ellen Barnard, dated October 20, 1864. In this letter, he discusses his belongings and family news.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Ellen Barnard; Barnard, Ellen; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; Columbia (S.C.); Richland County Jail; Richland County (S.C.); Union Prisoners of War;
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-07-30 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated July 30, 1863. In this letter, he relates his travels as a paroled soldier from Memphis (Tenn.) to a camp in Ohio. He also expresses his desire for a furlough in order to visit Michigan.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Memphis (Tenn.); Cairo (Ill.); Mattoon (Ill.); Terre-Haute (Ind.); Dayton (Ohio);...
    • MS 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1864-10-05 Letter from Mack Ewing

    • Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated October 5, 1864. In this letter, Ewing describes the status of his regiment, battle duties, and politics. He also details an anecdote about deserters who, upon being caught, were tied up and forced to wear...
    • 2nd Michigan Infantry; American Civil War; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Ewing, Mack; Ewing, Nan; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Henry McKendree Ewing; Mack Ewing; Nancy (Hank) Ewing; Nan Ewing; Second Michigan Infantry; deserters; Abraham Lincoln; Lincoln,...
    • 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 87-159: Nelson Ainslie Papers  1863-01-21 Letter from Nelson Ainslie

    • Letter from Nelson Ainslie to his wife, Mary Ann, dated January 21, 1863. In this letter, Ainslie expresses his desire to see his wife and children. He also encloses two dollars for one of his daughters, Lottie. In the post script, he exclaims his...
    • American Civil War; Ainslie, Nelson; Nelson Ainslie; 14th Michigan Infantry; 14th Michigan Infantry; correspondence; Lottie Ainslie; Ainslie, Lottie; family relationships; homesickness;
    • MS 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1864-11-02 Letter from Mack Ewing

    • Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated November 2, 1864. In this letter, Ewing describes his feelings regarding the Confederate Army, the weather, family news, finances, his heath, and the upcoming Presidential election.
    • 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;Confederate Army; Presidential Election of...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-10-05 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his parents and wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated October 5, 1862. In this letter, he discusses picket duty, the weather, the health of family and friends, and the newspaper.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Louisville (Ky.); picket duty; weather; illness;...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1863-02-09 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated February 9, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the mail, politics in the North, homesickness, the status of family and friends, and finances.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Murfreesboro (Tenn.); postal service; mail; politics;...
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1863-01-01 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William Barnard to his father, Stephen Barnard, dated January 1, 1863. In this letter, he describes his new mittens, Christmas dinner, and the Confederate Army.
    • 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.); mittens; regimental history; Christmas; Confederate...
    • MS 87-159: Nelson Ainslie Papers  1863-01-21 Letter from Nelson Ainslie

    • Letter from Nelson Ainslie to his brother, Hiram, dated January 21, 1863. In this letter, Ainslie talks about the camp. He also encloses a note for his wife Mary Ann.
    • American Civil War; Ainslie, Nelson; Nelson Ainslie; 14th Michigan Infantry; 14th Michigan Infantry; correspondence; Hiram Ainslie; Ainslie, Hiram; family relationships; camp life; regimental history;
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1863-05-11 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William A. Barnard to his sister, Emily Barnard, dated May 11, 1863. In this letter, he discusses General Morgan, his surroundings, and his promotion.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Emily Barnard; Barnard, Emily; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; Ky.; Kentucky; John Hunt Morgan; Morgan, John Hunt; nature; promotion;

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