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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 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;...
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1862-12-01 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William Barnard to his father, Stephen Barnard, dated December 1, 1862. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment, Fredericksburg, Virginia, the replacement of McClellan with Burnside, his promotion, supplies, and the...
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Stephen A. Barnard; Barnard, Stephen A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; Sergeant Major; Fredericksburg (Va.); regimental history; George McClellan; McClellan,...
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1863-01-01 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William Barnard to his father, Stephen Barnard, dated January 1, 1863. In this letter, he describes his new mittens, Christmas dinner, and the Confederate Army.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Stephen A. Barnard; Barnard, Stephen A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; Sergeant Major; Fredericksburg (Va.); mittens; regimental history; Christmas; Confederate...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-11-06 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated November 6, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the change in command from Buell to Rosecrans, the 1st Michigan Engineers and Mechanics, Kentucky living conditions, contraband...
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Mitchellville (Tenn.); Don Carlos Buell; Buell, Don...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-10-12 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated October 12, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his health, farming, and the status of family and friends serving on the front.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Louisville (Ky.); illness; agriculture;
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1862-12-09 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated December 9, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the postal service, status of his regiment, his opinions of different generals, and courting.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Memphis (Tenn.); steamer; George W. Morgan; Morgan, George W.; weather; courting; Kent...
    • 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 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-07-27 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated July 27, 1864. In this letter, he describes the process in which his regiment is fortifying the area from rebel attacks, the surrounding area and rumors of the Union Army's movements.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; White River (Ark.); St. Charles (Ark.); gunboats; regimental history; rifle pit; mail;...
    • Tupper, Joseph E.

    • Portrait of Joseph E. Tupper, 1861-1863. Clarkston. Enlisted in company I, Tenth Infantry, as Sergeant, Dec. 29, 1861, at Flint, for 3 years, age 23. Mustered Feb. 6, 1862. First Sergeant. Sergeant Major March 31, 1863. Commissioned Major,...
    • Tupper, Joseph E. ;Joseph E. Tupper; American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; ; Tenth Michigan Infantry ;10th Michigan Infantry; Seventeenth U.S. Colored Troops ;17th U.S. Colored Troops; sergeant ; first sergeant ; major ; Clarkston...
    • 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  1862-12-25 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated December 25, 1862. In this letter, he discusses Christmas, picket duty, literacy amongst the civilians, southern society, foraging, and the status of family and friends.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Murfreesboro (Tenn.); Christmas; picket duty;...
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1862-09-21 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William Barnard to his sister dated September 21, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, his impressions of the locals, daily life, and African Americans following the regiment.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; Frederick (Md.); Sergeant; regimental history; civilians; southern society; camp life; African Americans; Slavery;
    • 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;...

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