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    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1863-01-05 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated January 5, 1863. In this letter, he discusses Stones River, deserters, their captain's wounds, 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.); Stones River, 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;...
    • Twentieth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The Twentieth was recruited from Washtenaw, Jackson, Calhoun, Eaton and Ingham Counties and mustered in at Jackson in August 1862. The regiment saw action primarily in Virginia and Tennessee. In 1864, this flag replaced one lost in desperate...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; 20th Michigan Infantry; Twentieth Michigan Infantry
    • Eighth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The Eighth was mustered into service in August 1861 with soldiers from Grand Rapids, Flint, St. Johns, Lansing, Owosso and Jackson. Fighting thirty-seven battles in seven states earned them the nickname "The Wandering Regiment." This flag was...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Eighth Michigan Infantry; 8th Michigan Infantry
    • Eighth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The Eighth was mustered into service in August 1861 with soldiers from Grand Rapids, Flint, St. Johns, Lansing, Owosso and Jackson. Fighting thirty-seven battles in seven states earned them the nickname "The Wandering Regiment."
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Eighth Michigan Infantry; 8th Michigan Infantry
    • Eighth Michigan Infantry (Regimental) Battle Flag

    • The Eighth was mustered into service in August 1861 with soldiers from Grand Rapids, Flint, St. Johns, Lansing, Owosso and Jackson. Fighting thirty-seven battles in seven states earned them the nickname "The Wandering Regiment."
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Eighth Michigan Infantry; 8th Michigan Infantry
    • Eighth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • This flag was carried by the Eighth Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment, known as the "Wandering Regiment" for their long marches and hard battles in seven states. It replaced the regiment's first flag, which had become too battle-scarred for...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Eighth Michigan Infantry; 8th Michigan Infantry
    • Eighth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The Eighth was mustered into service in August 1861 with soldiers from Grand Rapids, Flint, St. Johns, Lansing, Owosso and Jackson. Fighting thirty-seven battles in seven states earned them the nickname "The Wandering Regiment."
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Eighth Michigan Infantry; 8th Michigan Infantry
    • Fifth Michigan Infantry Battle Flag

    • The Fifth Michigan was organized in Detroit and received its first colors in September 1861. The regiment fought in many battles, including Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, earning the name the "Fighting Fifth."
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Fifth Michigan Infantry; 5th Michigan Infantry
    • Fifth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The Fifth Michigan was organized in Detroit and received its first colors in September 1861. The regiment fought in many battles, including Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, earning the name the "Fighting Fifth."
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Fifth Michigan Infantry; 5th Michigan Infantry
    • Fifth Michigan Infantry (Guidon) Battle Flag

    • The Fifth Michigan was organized in Detroit and received its first colors in September 1861. The regiment fought in many battles, including Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, earning the name the "Fighting Fifth."
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Fifth Michigan Infantry; 5th Michigan Infantry
    • Fifth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The Fifth Michigan was organized in Detroit and received its first colors in September 1861. The regiment fought in many battles, including Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, earning the name the "Fighting Fifth."
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Fifth Michigan Infantry; 5th Michigan Infantry
    • Fifth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The Fifth Michigan was organized in Detroit and received its first colors in September 1861. The regiment fought in many battles, including Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, earning the name the "Fighting Fifth." The regiment...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Fifth Michigan Infantry; 5th Michigan Infantry
    • Second Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • This battle flag—the second national flag of this regiment—survived thirty-three engagements. During the siege of Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1861, William Gundlach planted the flag on the enemy works and fought off the rebels with his revolver. He...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry
    • Thirteenth Michigan Infantry (Regimental) Battle Flag

    • This tattered banner once read, "Presented by the Citizens of Kalamazoo To the Thirteenth Michigan Infantry." The regiment was mustered in at Kalamazoo in January 1862. So quickly did they leave for the field that the city had no chance to present...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Thirteenth Michigan Infantry; 13th Michigan Infantry
    • Twelfth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The Twelfth Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment was organized at Niles and mustered into service in March 1862. Julie Bretschneider--whose husband Robert fought with the Second and the Twelfth--sewed the flag by hand and embroidered the motto...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Twelfth Michigan Infantry; 12th Michigan Infantry
    • Twenty-First Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The Twenty-first Volunteer Infantry Regiment fought in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina. After the Civil War, regiments were ordered to return their battle flags to the state. The flag displayed here, painted with the names of the...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Twenty-First Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry
    • Photocopy of Civil War sketch showing march into Alexandria

    • Photocopy of a sketch from Harper's Weekly, June 15, 1861. Caption reads "Advance of the federal troops (Michigan regiment and Sherman's battery) into Alexandria, May 24." Shows soldiers marching on foot and horesback along a road adjacent to farms.
    • American Civil War; Campaigns & Battles; Marching; Soldiers; Sketches; Alexandria (Va.)

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