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    • MS 55-24: Gordon Smith Collection  1862-04-19 Letter from Soloman Kroll

    • Letter from Soloman Kroll to his friends dated April 19, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the Battle of Fort Pulaski, agriculture, finances, and the purchase of a revolver.
    • American Civil War; Soloman Kroll; Kroll, Soloman; Eighth Michigan Infantry; 8th Michigan Infantry; Fort Pulaski (Ga.); Tybee Island (Ga.); private; agriculture; Fort Pulaski (Ga.); Battle of Fort Pulaski; Fort Pulaski (Ga.)--Siege, 1862; gun;...
    • MS 61-25: George Arnold Collection  1864 Diary of George Benton Arnold

    • Diary of George Benton Arnold dated 1864. In this diary, he discusses the status of his regiment, deserters (January 25, February 29, March 1), African Americans (April 8, July 25), skirmishes, Battle of the Wilderness (May 5-7), Battle of...
    • American Civil War; George Benton Arnold; Arnold, George Benton; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; regimental history; deserters; African Americans; African American Soldiers; skirmish; Battle of the Wilderness; Wilderness,...
    • Parker, N. Augustus

    • Portrait of N. Augustus Parker, 1862-1865. Ann Arbor. Enlisted in company D, Twentieth Infantry, as Sergeant, July 29, 1862, at Ann Arbor, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered Aug. 18, 1862. Wounded in action at Spottsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864. First...
    • Parker, N. Augustus ;Augstus N. Parker; American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; ; Twentieth Michigan Infantry ;20th Michigan Infantry; sergeant ; first sergeant ; first lieutenant ; captain ; Ann Arbor (Mich.) ; Spotsylvania Court House,...
    • MS 91-480 Henry Albert Potter Collection   1863-01-08 Letter from Henry Albert Potter

    • Letter from Henry Albert Potter to his family dated January 8, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the Battle of Stones River and losing the supply wagon to the Confederates.
    • American Civil War; Henry Albert Potter; Potter, Henry Albert; Edward Potter; Potter, Edward; Edward Potter; Potter, Edward; Sophia Potter; Potter, Sophia; 4th Michigan Cavalry; Fourth Michigan Cavalry; Murfreesboro (Tenn.); First Sergeant; Battle...
    • Dopson, Henry

    • Portrait of Henry Dopson 1862-1864. Muskegon. Entered service in company C Twenty-sixth Infantry at organization as First Lieutenant Aug. 15 1862 at Muskegon for 3 years age 28. Commissioned Sept. 1 1862. Mustered Sept. 15 1862. Commissioned...
    • Dopson, Henry;Henry Dopson; American Civil War; ; military officer; ; Twenty-sixth Michigan Infantry;26th Michigan Infantry; Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of, Va., 1864; Muskegon (Mich.)
    • Rath, Christian

    • Portrait of Christian Rath, post war, c.1905. Jackson. Entered service in company G, at organization, as Second Lieutenant, Aug. 9, 1862, at Jackson, for 3 years, age 30. Commissioned to date June 17, 1862. Mustered Aug. 18, 1862. Wounded in...
    • Rath, Christian ;Christian Rath; American Civil War ; Seventeenth Michigan Infantry ;17th Michigan Infantry; U.S. Volunteers ; second lieutenant ; first lieutenant ; captain ; brevet major ; brevet lieutenant colonel ; Jackson (Mich.) ; Antietam,...
    • Sault Sainte Marie - Steamer Fitzgerald in lock after battle with ice storm

    • Color postcard from 1928 showing the freighter "Fitzgerald" locking down after a 72 hour December storm on Lake Superior, in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. The postcard is part of a Sault Sainte Marie souvenir postcard booklet. The Soo Locks,...
    • Sault Sainte Marie (Mich.); Chippewa County (Mich.); Soo Locks; ships; cargo ships; locks; St. Marys River; canals; postcards; shipping industry; transportation; snow; winter scenes
    • MS 69-124: Ben J. Allen Collection  1863-03 Letter from Giles B. Allen

    • Letter from Giles Allen to his mother, Nancy Allen, not dated. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, traveling via the railroad, Lafourche, Louisiana, his battle experiences at the Battle of Bayou Teche, and burning cotton.
    • American Civil War; Giles B. Allen; Allen, Giles B.; Nancy (Whitlsie) Allen; Allen, Nancy (Whitlsie); Sixth Michigan Infantry; 6th Michigan Infantry; Sergeant; regimental history; railroad; Lafourche (La.); health; Battle of Bayou Teche; cotton;...
    • Lounsberry, Clement A.

    • Portrait of Clement A. Lounsberry, post war, c.1900. Enlisted in company I, First Infantry, April 22, 1861, at Marshall, for 3 months, age 18. Mustered May 1, 1861. Wounded and taken prisoner, July 21, 1861. Exchanged. Discharged at Detroit,...
    • Lounsberry, Clement A.;Clement A. Lounsberry; American Civil War; First Michigan Infantry; 1st Michigan Infantry; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; United States. Army. Corps, 9th (1862-1865). Division, 1st.; Second Brigade,...
    • Lombard, George W.

    • Portrait of George W. Lombard, Company E, Fourth Michigan Infantry, 1861-1864 Hillsdale. Captain. (Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Index) (Page 1, Fourth Michigan Infantry Descriptive Roll). Back of photograph indicates 'was killed in the...
    • Lombard, George W. ;George W. Lombard; American Civil War ; ; ; Fourth Michigan Infantry ;4th Michigan Infantry; captain ; Hillsdale (Mich.) ; Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864
    • Elder, John A.

    • Portrait of John A. Elder, 1861-1865. Lansing. Enlisted in company E, Eighth Infantry, as Corporal, June 14, 1861, for 3 years, age 25. Mustered Jan. 10, 1862. First Sergeant. Discharged to accept promotion, May 13, 1863. Commissioned Second...
    • Elder, John A. ;John A. Elder; American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; ; Eighth Michigan Infantry ;8th Michigan Infantry; corporal ; first sergeant ; second lieutenant ; captain ; Lansing (Mich.) ; Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of,...
    • 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 91-480 Henry Albert Potter Collection  1862-10-24 Letter from Henry Albert Potter

    • Letter from Henry Albert Potter to Henry and Debbie dated October 24, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his stay in the hospital for jaundice, the status of his regiment, Confederate Prisoners of War, visiting the battlefield at Perryville, and...
    • American Civil War; Henry Albert Potter; Potter, Henry Albert; 4th Michigan Cavalry; Fourth Michigan Cavalry; New Market (Ky.); Sergeant; hospital; illness; jaundice; regimental history; Bacon, John H.; John H. Bacon; Confederate Prisoners of War;...
    • MS 69-110: Cook Family Collection  1862-06-22 Letter from George H. Cook

    • Letter from George H. Cook to Sarah Cook dated June 22, 1862. In this letter, he discusses skirmishes, the status of his regiment, visiting the battlefield at Fair Oaks, and his hopes of coming home soon.
    • American Civil War; George H. Cook; Cook, George H.; Sarah Cook; Cook, Sarah; Twenty-seventh New York Infantry; 27th New York Infantry; Fair Oaks (Va.); skirmish; regimental history; Battle of Fair Oaks; death; burial;
    • MS 70-17: Henry C. Gilbert Collection  1905-06-22 Letter from William F. Jenkins

    • Letter from William F. Jenkins to the Michigan Adjutant General dated June 22, 1905. In this letter, he discusses the death of Henry Gilbert at the Battle of Resaca.
    • American Civil War; Henry C. Gilbert; Gilbert, Henry C.; Nineteenth Michigan Infantry; 19th Michigan Infantry; William F. Jenkins; Jenkins, William F.; 105th Illinois Infantry; 105th Illinois Infantry; death; Battle of Resaca; Resaca, Battle of,...
    • MS 89-535: Henry Albert Potter Collection  1865 Diary of Henry Albert Potter

    • 1865 Civil War diary of Henry Albert Potter documenting the events between January 1, 1865- December 31, 1865. In this diary, Potter describes everyday life within the regiment, the battles at Selma and Macon, the occupation of Montgomery, and the...
    • American Civil War; Henry Albert Potter, Potter Henry Albert; Fourth Michigan Cavalry; 4th Michigan Cavalry; capture of Macon; battle of Selma; Abraham Lincoln; Lincoln, Abraham; camp life; regimental history; troop movement; weather; march;...
    • Glaspie, Andrew P.

    • Portrait of Andrew P. Glaspie, c.1900. Oakland County. Enlisted in company H, Seventh Infantry, Aug. 28, 1861, at Monroe, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered Aug. 28, 1861. Sergeant. Wounded in action at Fredericksburg, Va., May 3, 1863. Discharged at...
    • Glaspie, Andrew P. ;Andrew P. Glaspie; American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; Seventh Michigan Infantry ;7th Michigan Infantry; sergeant ; Oakland County (Mich.) ; Monroe (Mich.) ; Fredericksburg (Va.), Battle of, 1862 ; Detroit (Mich.)

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