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    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-09-19 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated September 19, 1862. In this letter, he discusses traveling on a steamer, skirmishes, Confederate battle strategies.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Indianapolis (Ind.); steamer; skirmish; Confederate...
    • Grindstone City - Grindstone rubble along shoreline

    • Black and white photograph from 1962 showing broken up grindstones lining the shore in Grindstone City, Michigan. The city was founded around the grindstone quarries, with its primary industry focused on this finest of abrasive stones. After World...
    • Grindstone City (Mich.); Huron County (Mich.); grindstones
    • MS 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1864-09-20 Letter from Mack Ewing

    • Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated September 20, 1864. In this letter, Ewing discusses financial issues at home, building a fort, and General Philip Sheridan's victory in the Shenandoah Valley.
    • 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; Sheridan, Philip Henry; Philip Henry...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-09-29 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated September 29, 1863. In this letter, he describes camp life at Camp Chase as a paroled union soldier, expresses his desire to return to his regiment and his anxiety regarding the status of the...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Columbus (Ohio); Camp Chase (Ohio); camp; camp life; Cumberland Gap; Union Army;...
    • 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;...
    • Grindstone City - Shoreline bluff

    • Black and white photograph from 1962 showing the view on the shore of Lake Huron at Grindstone City, Michigan, beside a high sandstone bluff looking northwest. The city was founded around the grindstone quarries, with its primary industry focused...
    • Grindstone City (Mich.); Huron County (Mich.); Lake Huron; shorelines; lakes
    • MS 57-20: Mrs. Russell Peterson Collection  1862-09-06 Letter from John L. Brooks

    • Letter from John Brooks to his daughter, Mary Jane Brooks, dated September 6, 1862. In this letter, he discusses yellow fever, black vomit, his son's recovery from yellow fever, contrabands working in the hospital,
    • American Civil War; John L. Brooks; Brooks, John L.; Brooks, Mary Jane; Mary Jane Brooks; Isobell Brooks; Brooks, Isobell; 90th New York Infantry; Ninetieth New York Infantry; Key West (Fla.); James F. Brooks; Brooks, James F.; yellow fever;...
    • MS 69-117: Mrs. Thomas Brooke Collection  1864-09-18 Letter from Carlton H. Hawks

    • Letter from Carlton Hawks to Samuel A. Babbitt dated September 18, 1864. In this letter, he discusses Darwin Babbitt's capture and reassures his parents that he is not dead.
    • American Civil War; Darwin H. Babbitt; Babbitt, Darwin H.; Fifth Michigan Cavalry; 5th Michigan Cavalry; Samuel A. Babbitt; Babbitt, Samuel A.; Carlton H. Hawks; Hawks, Carlton H.; Berryville (Va.); Quartermaster Sergeant; prisoners; Union...
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1863-09-13 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William A. Barnard to his sister, Ellen dated September 13, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the heat of Mississippi, finances, his promotion, and his desire for a furlough.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Ellen Barnard; Barnard, Ellen; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; weather; finances; furlough; Miss.; Mississippi;
    • Grindstone City - Looking northwest from pier

    • Black and white photograph from 1962 showing a view from the Northwest pier in Grindstone City, Michigan, looking Northwest along shore. The city was founded around the grindstone quarries, with its primary industry focused on this finest of...
    • Grindstone City (Mich.); Huron County (Mich.); Lake Huron; boats; shorelines; lakes
    • Ann Arbor - "Ann Arbor in 1852"

    • Black and white drawing of Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1852, reproduced in Michigan History magazine in 1947. Caption on print: "The earliest picture in existence. From a unique print, now in Alumni Memorial Hall, University of Michigan."
    • Ann Arbor (Mich.); Washtenaw County (Mich.);
    • MS 70-102: Charles Smith Papers  1861-09-07 Letter from Charles Smith

    • Letter from Charles F. Smith to his mother, dated September 7, 1861. In this letter, he discusses a scouting expedition, a skirmish, seeing dead soldiers, religion, and alcohol.
    • American Civil War; Charles F. Smith; Smith, Charles F.; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Arlington (Va.); private; scout; regimental history; skirmish; death; religion; alcohol;
    • Benton Harbor - Sixth Street Market, 1905

    • Black and white photograph from 1905 of the Sixth Street Market in Benton Harbor, Michigan. This street market was particularly busy during fruit and vegetable seasons. On the left is The Bell Opera House, which opened in 1900 and was razed to...
    • Benton Harbor (Mich.); Berrien County (Mich.); Sixth Street (Benton Harbor, Mich.); The Bell Opera House (Benton Harbor, Mich.); markets; street scenes; storefronts; people; carriages and coaches; merchants; street vendors


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