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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 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-10-06 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated October 6, 1862. In this letter, he discusses picket duty, getting a cold, discharges of friends, African Americans, and farming.
    • 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; illness; discharge;...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-09-27 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated September 27, 1862. In this letter, he discusses arriving in Louisville, building a rifle pit, marching, and his impressions of Louisville.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Louisville (Ky.); rifle pit; marching;
    • 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 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 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1863-07-02 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William A. Barnard to his sister dated July 2, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the siege of Vicksburg, the status of his regiment, and celebrations for the 4th of July.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; Vicksburg (Miss.); Siege of Vicksburg; regimental history; Fourth of July; celebration;
    • MS 61-21: Waldo LaRue Collection  1863-01-18 Letter from George C. Gordon

    • Letter from George Gordon to his wife, Carrie Gordon, dated January 18, 1863. In this letter, he discusses lodging conditions, the status of his regiment, and the finances of the army.
    • American Civil War; George C. Gordon; Gordon, George C.; Caroline (Spencer) Gordon; Gordon, Caroline (Spencer); Carrie Gordon; Gordon, Carrie; Captain; Commissioned Officer; Belle Plain (Va.); tent; sleeping conditions; regimental history; finances;
    • 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;
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-06-02 Letter from William G. Houseman

    • Letter from William G. Houseman to his sister, Sally Wheeler, dated June 2, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his regiments movements, Rebels firing on a boat, capturing a spy, and getting a new Captain.
    • American Civil War; William G. Houseman; Houseman, William G.; Sally (Houseman) Wheeler; Wheeler, Sally (Houseman); Seventh Kansas Cavalry; 7th Kansas Cavalry; Steamer Estella; Mississippi River; steamer; regimental history; skirmish; spy; Captain;...
    • Seventeenth Michigan Infantry (Guidons) Battle Flags

    • Mustered into service in Detroit on 26 August 1862, the Seventeenth fought its first battle at South Mountain, Maryland. There, the untried troops drove the enemy from a stone wall, earning the nickname of the "Stonewall Regiment."
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Seventeenth Michigan Infantry; 17th Michigan Infantry
    • Seventeenth Michigan Infantry (Regimental) Battle Flag

    • Mustered into service in Detroit on 26 August 1862, the Seventeenth fought its first battle at South Mountain, Maryland. There, the untried troops drove the enemy from a stone wall, earning the nickname of the "Stonewall Regiment."
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Seventeenth Michigan Infantry; 17th Michigan Infantry
    • Seventeenth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • Mustered into service in Detroit on 26 August 1862, the Seventeenth fought its first battle at South Mountain, Maryland. There, the untried troops drove the enemy from a stone wall, earning the nickname of the "Stonewall Regiment." This flag was a...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Seventeenth Michigan Infantry; 17th Michigan Infantry
    • First Michigan Cavalry Battle Flag

    • On 28 September 1861 Colonel Thornton Brodhead received this flag on behalf of the First Michigan Cavalry Regiment. On 30 August 1862, at Second Bull Run, Brodhead was shot. Knowing he was dying, he wrote, his wife: "I hope from heaven I may see...
    • First Michigan Cavalry; 1st Michigan Cavalry; American Civil War; battle flags
    • Eighth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The Eighth was mustered into service in August 1861 with soldiers from Grand Rapids, Flint, St. Johns, Lansing, Owosso and Jackson. Fighting thirty-seven battles in seven states earned them the nickname "The Wandering Regiment."
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Eighth Michigan Infantry; 8th Michigan Infantry
    • Eighth Michigan Infantry (Regimental) Battle Flag

    • The Eighth was mustered into service in August 1861 with soldiers from Grand Rapids, Flint, St. Johns, Lansing, Owosso and Jackson. Fighting thirty-seven battles in seven states earned them the nickname "The Wandering Regiment."
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Eighth Michigan Infantry; 8th Michigan Infantry
    • Eighth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The Eighth was mustered into service in August 1861 with soldiers from Grand Rapids, Flint, St. Johns, Lansing, Owosso and Jackson. Fighting thirty-seven battles in seven states earned them the nickname "The Wandering Regiment."
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Eighth Michigan Infantry; 8th Michigan Infantry
    • Eighth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The Eighth was mustered into service in August 1861 with soldiers from Grand Rapids, Flint, St. Johns, Lansing, Owosso and Jackson. Fighting thirty-seven battles in seven states earned them the nickname "The Wandering Regiment." This flag was...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Eighth Michigan Infantry; 8th Michigan Infantry

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