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    • 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;
    • Ernst Floeter Transcript

    • Interview with Ernst Floeter, a former German soldier who served as an American prisoner of war during World War II.
    • Oral History; World War II; prisoners; German
    • 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;...
    • 07th Michigan Cavalry - Page 004

    • This volume follows the Seventh Michigan Cavalry regiment. The series is a compilation of the military history of each soldier of the Civil War who was a resident of the State of Michigan at the time of enlistment.
    • American Civil War; Regimental Histories; Soldiers; Seventh Michigan Cavalry; 7th Michigan Cavalry
    • Detroit - Thanksgiving Day Parade

    • Black and white copy print of a circa 1940-1950 photograph of the Thanksgiving Day Parade in downtown Detroit, Michigan, including a large train parade balloon/float.
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); parades; celebrations; parade floats; crowds; automobiles; street scenes; stores; storefronts
    • 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 70-57: W. R. Fudge Collection  1861-1863 Diary of James W. Hoffman Transcript

    • 1861-1863 Diary transcript of James W. Hoffman. In this diary, he discusses joining his regiment, riding on the railroad, soldier life, picket duty, dress parades, illnesses, riding a steamboat, his horse, skirmishes, visiting locals, African...
    • American Civil War; Hoffman, James W.; James W. Hoffman; 3rd Michigan Cavalry; Third Michigan Cavalry; enlistment; railroad; soldier life; picket duty; dress parade; illness; health; steamer; horse; skirmish; civilians; African Americans; slavery;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-04-01 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated April 1, 1864. In this letter, he describes camp life, southern society, the status of his regiment, reenlistment, the Copperhead Movement, and his opinions on slavery.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Baton Rouge (La.); camp; camp life; Slavery; parade; African Americans; reenlistment; Copperhead Movement; draft; southern society;...
    • Saint Ignace - Mackinac Bridge groundbreaking parade

    • Black and white photograph showing a parade float during the Mackinac Bridge parade in Saint Ignace. Parades were held in St. Ignace (May 7) and Mackinaw City (May 8) in 1954 to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Mackinac Bridge. The parades...
    • Saint Ignace (Mich.); Mackinac County (Mich.); Mackinaw City (Mich.); Cheboygan County (Mich.); parades; parade floats;
    • Saint Ignace - Mackinac Bridge groundbreaking parade

    • Black and white photograph of a parade float in the Mackinac Bridge parade in St. Ignace, Michigan. Parades were held in St. Ignace (May 7) and Mackinaw City (May 8) in 1954 to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Mackinac Bridge. The same...
    • Saint Ignace (Mich.); Mackinac County (Mich.); Mackinaw City (Mich.); Cheboygan County (Mich.); parades; parade floats
    • Grand Ledge - Auto parade, 1905

    • Black and white photo postcard from 1905 of the first auto parade in Grand Ledge, Michigan. Ransom E. Olds (founder of Olds Motor Vehicle Company in Lansing, and the Oldsmobile and Reo brands) and his wife are in the first car. The street is the...
    • Grand Ledge (Mich.); Eaton County (Mich.); Olds, Ransom Eli, 1864-1950; Bridge Street (Grand Ledge, Mich.); carriages and coaches; automobiles; parades; crowds; people; men; women; storefronts; street scenes; postcards
    • MS 69-97: Mrs. Glen Bossard Collection  1864 Diary of William M. Horton

    • Diary of William M. Horton, dated January 1, 1864 through August 28, 1864. In this diary, he discusses the weather, picket duty, inspections, deaths in the regiment, the Battle of Morton's Ford (February 6), parades, food, African Americans (April...
    • American Civil War; Horton, William M.; William M. Horton; Twenty-sixth Michigan Infantry; 26th Michigan Infantry; One Hundred and Eighteenth Colored Troops; 118th Colored Troops; weather; picket duty; inspection; parade; military review;...

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