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    • 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 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;...
    • 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 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  1863-03-20 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated March 20, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the baby's health, food, the draft, picket duty, 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.); baby; whooping cough; food;...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1863-01-25 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated January 25, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the Battle of Stones River, Frank's health, the baby, the weather, the railroad, syrup, and the cause of the war.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Murfreesboro (Tenn.); Battle of Stones River; Stones...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1863-01-17 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated January 17, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the weather, Confederate battle strategies, prisoners of war, 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.); weather; Confederate Army;...
    • 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;...
    • MS 55-24: Gordon Smith Collection  1861-09-23 Letter from Soloman Kroll

    • Letter from Soloman Kroll to his parents dated September 23, 1861. In this letter, he discusses soldier behavior, an injury to another soldier, men deserting to Canada, and setting out for Washington, D.C.
    • American Civil War; Soloman Kroll; Kroll, Soloman; Eighth Michigan Infantry; 8th Michigan Infantry; private; Detroit (Mich.); soldier behavior; injury; prayer meetings; deserters; Canada;
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-12-14 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated December 14, 1862. In this letter, he discusses Frank's health, family news, soldier life, tents, the status of family and friends, food, and the baby.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Nashville (Tenn.); camp life; tent; food; baby;
    • 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  1862-11-23 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated November 23, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the mail, supply trains, dressing hog meat, his health, and a suicide at camp.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Nashville (Tenn.); supplies; railroad; food; illness;...

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