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;...
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;...
Letters from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated May 26, 1864 through May 30, 1864. In his letters, Ewing describes his stay in the hospital for dysentery, family members serving in the Civil War, the impending march to Richmond and camp life.
Ewing, Henry McKendree; Ewing, Mack; Ewing, Nan; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Henry McKendree Ewing; Mack Ewing; Nan Ewing; dysentery; hospital; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Second Michigan Infantry; American Civil War; Nancy (Hank) Ewing; Richmond (Va.); illness
Letter from Nan Ewing to Mack Ewing dated November 19, 1864 through November 21, 1864. In this letter, she discusses Alvin Hank and family news. A newspaper clipping of "Oh No We Never Mention Him" (referring to George McClellan) is also included.
American Civil War; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Ewing, Mack; Ewing, Nan; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Henry McKendree Ewing; Mack Ewing; Nan Ewing; George McClellan; McClellan, George
Letter from Ambrose Abbott to Alvin Hank dated February 12, 1863. In this letter, he discusses his views on the war and the Copperhead Movement, and the status of his son, Gardner Hank, serving on the front.
Letter from Emily Barnard to her sister, Ellen Barnard, dated April 15, 1865. In this letter, she discusses a visit from her brother, William A. Barnard, the assassination of President Lincoln, and courting.
American Civil War; Emily Barnard; Barnard, Emily; Ellen Barnard; Barnard, Ellen; Groton (Mass.); William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; "Richmond has Fallen"; Abraham Lincoln; Lincoln, Abraham; courting; music;
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...
Letter from Thomas Ewing, John W. Ewing, and Mary Ann Ewing to Mack Ewing dated November 17, 1864. In this letter, they discuss the weather and Thomas Ewing's enthusiasm to help his uncle, Mack Ewing.
Ewing, Thomas; Thomas Ewing; Ewing, John Wilson; John Wilson Ewing; Ewing, Mary Ann (Fitzsimmons); Mary Ann (Fitzsimmons) Ewing; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Ewing, Mack; Mack Ewing; Henry McKendree Ewing; American Civil War;