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    • Map of the Village of Vassar

    • This 1860 map of Vassar, Michigan was encapsulated to hold it together. At some point in it's history it may have been coated as a conservation measure.
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    • Jackson - "Dining Room and Shops of the Michigan State Prison"

    • Black and white image of the dining room and maintenance shops of the Michigan State Prison in Jackson, Michigan. The prison was opened in 1839 and was the first in Michigan. The prison was essentially the center of the city until 1924, when a new...
    • Jackson (Mich.); Jackson County (Mich.); Michigan State Prison; prisons
    • Detroit - "Griswold Street, Detroit, Mich."

    • Color postcard from circa 1900-1910 showing Griswold Street in Detroit, Michigan.
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Griswold Street (Detroit, Mich.); buildings; street scenes; streetcars; carriages and coaches; storefronts; stores; people; postcards
    • Lansing - "Capitol Ave. North, Lansing, Mich."

    • Black and white postcard from circa 1907-1911 showing Capitol Avenue, looking north from Michigan Avenue, in Lansing, Michigan. The old post office is in the foreground, complete with watchtower, with the old city hall behind it.
    • Lansing (Mich.); Ingham County (Mich.); United States Post Office (Lansing, Mich.); Capitol Avenue (Lansing, Mich.); Lansing City Hall (Lansing, Mich.); city halls; post offices; street scenes; streetcars; buildings; postcards
    • 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;...
    • McCreery, Charles H.

    • Portrait of Charles H. McCreery, 1861-1865. Flint. Entered service in Eighth Infantry, as Second Lieutenant. Commissioned Sept. 3, 1862. Commissioned First Lieutenant and Adjutant, Sept. 24, 1862. Commissioned Captain, company F, March 27,...
    • McCreery, Charles H. ;Charles H. McCreery; American Civil War ; ; ; Eighth Michigan Infantry ;8th Michigan Infantry; Ninth Army Corps ;9th Army Corps; U. S. Volunteers ; second lieutenant ; first lieutenant ; adjutant ; captain ; assistant...
    • Grant, Ulysses S.

    • Photograph of Ulysses S. Grant officer Union Army 1861-1865. Took over strategic direction of the War 1864. President of the United States 1868-1876. For further description see M. Boatner's C.W. Dictionary.
    • Grant, Ulysses S.;Ulysses S. Grant; officer; American Civil War; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 ;Ulysses S. Grant (Ulysses Simpson) 1822-1885; President of the United States
    • Ely, Ralph

    • Portrait of Ralph Ely, 1861-1866. Alma. Entered service in company C, Eighth Infantry, at organization, as Captain, , Aug. 12, 1861, at Ithaca, for 3 years, age 41. Commissioned Aug. 12, 1861. Mustered Sept. 23, 1861. Wounded in action at...
    • Ely, Ralph ;Ralph Ely; American Civil War ; ; ; Eighth Michigan Infantry ;8th Michigan Infantry; Ninth Army Corps ;9th Army Corps; U. S. Volunteers ; captain ; major ; lieutenant colonel ; brevet colonel ; colonel ; brevet brigadier general ;...
    • Rouse, Jonathan S.

    • Portrait of Jonathan S. Rouse, 1862-1865. Hadley. Enlisted in Tenth Infantry, as Hospital Steward, Feb. 1, 1862, at Flint, for 3 years, age 34. Mustered Feb. 6, 1862. Discharged to accept promotion July 1, 1863. Commissioned Assistant Surgeon...
    • Rouse, Jonathan S. ;Jonathan S. Rouse; American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; ; Tenth Michigan Infantry ;10th Michigan Infantry; Fourteenth Michigan Infantry ;14th Michigan Infantry; hospital steward ; assistant surgeon ; surgeon ;...
    • Shattuck, Edgar S.

    • Portrait of Edgar S. Shattuck, 1864-1865. Enlisted in company A, Eighth Infantry, Feb. 3, 1864, at Lansing, for 3 years, age 21. Mustered Feb. 3, 1864. Mustered out at Delaney House, D.C., July 30, 1865 (Descriptive Roll Eighth Michigan...
    • Shattuck, Edgar S. ;Edgar S. Shattuck; American Civil War ; ; Eighth Michigan Infantry ;8th Michigan Infantry; Lansing (Mich.) ; medal
    • Jackson - "The Oaks"

    • Black and white image of the location of the founding of the Republican Party in 1854 ("...Under the Oaks...") in Jackson, Michigan. From the souvenir book "Views of Jackson and Vicinity."
    • Jackson (Mich.); Jackson County (Mich.); "Under the Oaks" (Jackson, Mich.);
    • Detroit - "Detroit, Mich. Griswold St., looking South"

    • Color postcard from circa 1907-1911 showing Capitol Park and a southerly view of Griswold Street in Detroit, Michigan. The Chamber of Commerce Building (1895) is on the left.
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); Chamber of Commerce Building (Detroit, Mich.); Griswold Street (Detroit, Mich.); Capitol Park (Detroit, Mich.); parks; fountains; street scenes; streetcars; cityscapes; postcards


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