At the start of the Civil War, Blacks were not allowed to serve in the Union Army although many were eager to do so. Although Congress authorized the raising of African-American regiments in 1862, it was not until early 1863—after the...
American Civil War; battle flags; First Michigan Colored Infantry; 1st Michigan Colored Infantry
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