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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 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1862-07-12 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his parents dated July 12, 1862. In this letter, he discusses moving the sick from Yorktown, Virginia, to Portsmouth, Rhode Island and his impressions of Portsmouth.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Portsmouth (R.I.); Wheaton Hospital (Portsmouth, R.I.); hospital; nursing; nurse;
    • Wheaton, James H.

    • Portrait of James H. Wheaton, 1861-1865. Chelsea. Enlisted in company F, First Infantry, as Sergeant, Aug. 19, 1861, at Chelsea, for 3 years, age 22. First Sergeant. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, company E, July 14, 1862. Mustered July 14,...
    • Wheaton, James H. ;James H. Wheaton; American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; ; First Michigan Infantry ;1st Michigan Infantry; sergeant ; first sergeant ; second lieutenant ; first lieutenant ; captain ; Chelsea (Mich.) ; Manassas (Va.)...
    • Wheaton, James H.

    • Portrait of James H. Wheaton, 1861-1865. Chelsea. Enlisted in company F, First Infantry, as Sergeant, Aug. 19, 1861, at Chelsea, for 3 years, age 22. First Sergeant. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, company E, July 14, 1862. Mustered July 14,...
    • Wheaton, James H. ;James H. Wheaton; American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; ; First Michigan Infantry ;1st Michigan Infantry; sergeant ; first sergeant ; second lieutenant ; first lieutenant ; captain ; Chelsea (Mich.) ; Manassas (Va.)...
    • MS 57-6: Riva Owen Collection  1863-06-06 Letter from John Wheaton

    • Letter from John Wheaton to his sister, Avis (Wheaton) Owen, dated June 6, 1863. In this letter, he discusses care packages and his battle experiences.
    • American Civil War; One Hundred and Thirty-sixth New York Infantry; 136th New York Infantry; Wheaton, John; John Wheaton; Avis (Wheaton) Owen; Owen, Avis (Wheaton); Stafford (Va.); First Sergeant; food; care package; camp life; regimental history;
    • MS 57-6: Riva Owen Collection  1864-02-25 Letter from John Wheaton

    • Letter from John Wheaton to his sister, Avis (Wheaton) Owen. In this letter, he discusses the presidential election of 1864 and the status of his regiment.
    • American Civil War; One Hundred and Thirty-sixth New York Infantry; 136th New York Infantry; Chattanooga (Tenn.); Wheaton, John; John Wheaton; Avis (Wheaton) Owen; Owen, Avis (Wheaton); First Sergeant; Presidential Election of 1864; George...
    • MS 57-6: Riva Owen Collection  1864-05-22 Letter from John Wheaton

    • Letter from John Wheaton to his sister, Avis (Wheaton) Owen, dated May 22, 1864. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment and the weather.
    • American Civil War; One Hundred and Thirty-sixth New York Infantry; 136th New York Infantry; Cassville (Ga.); Wheaton, John; John Wheaton; Avis (Wheaton) Owen; Owen, Avis (Wheaton); First Sergeant; regimental history; weather;
    • MS 57-6: Riva Owen Collection  1865-01-28 Letter from John Wheaton

    • Letter from John Wheaton to his sister, Avis (Wheaton) Owen, dated January 28, 1865. In this letter, he discusses his impressions of the locals and African Americans and looting a house. In the March 12, 1865 letter, he discusses his health.
    • American Civil War; One Hundred and Thirty-sixth New York Infantry; 136th New York Infantry; Hardeeville (S.C.); Wheaton, John; John Wheaton; Avis (Wheaton) Owen; Owen, Avis (Wheaton); First Sergeant; civilians; African Americans; looting;
    • MS 57-6: Riva Owen Collection  1865-04-23 Letter from R. Wheaton

    • Letter from R. Wheaton to his sister, Avis (Wheaton) Owen, dated April 23, 1865. In this letter, he discusses their brother John's wound and a deceased friend.
    • American Civil War; R. Wheaton; Wheaton, R.; Avis (Wheaton) Owen; Owen, Avis (Wheaton); Twenty-fourth New York Cavalry; 24th New York Cavalry; Private; Dansville (N.Y.); wound; death; furlough
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1862-06-01 Letter  from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his parents, dated June 1, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his health, nurse duty, his impressions of Yorktown, the birth of his niece, and finances.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Yorktown (Va.); illness; health; camp disease; homesickness; Wheaton Hospital (Yorktown, Va.); nurse;...
    • MS 57-6: Riva Owen Collection  1865-06-12 Letter from John Wheaton

    • Letter from John Wheaton to his sister, Avis (Wheaton) Owen, dated June 12, 1865. In this letter, he discusses coming home and being a "citizen" again.
    • American Civil War; One Hundred and Thirty-sixth New York Infantry; 136th New York Infantry; Wheaton, John; John Wheaton; Avis (Wheaton) Owen; Owen, Avis (Wheaton); Dansville (N.Y.); First Sergeant; finances;

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