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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 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1863-03-11 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William A. Barnard to his sister, Ellen Barnard dated March 11, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the camp, food, the status of his regiment, and his desire for a furlough.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Ellen Barnard; Barnard, Ellen; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; Newport News (Va.); camp life; camp; food; regimental history; furlough;
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1862-12-13 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated December 13, 1862. In this letter, he expresses his feelings for Elizabeth, describes why he enlisted in the army and the challenges he faces. He also asks Elizabeth about her community and...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; courting; camp life; enlistment; morale; soldier behavior; community
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-04-01 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • 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;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-09-29 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated September 29, 1863. In this letter, he describes camp life at Camp Chase as a paroled union soldier, expresses his desire to return to his regiment and his anxiety regarding the status of the...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Columbus (Ohio); Camp Chase (Ohio); camp; camp life; Cumberland Gap; Union Army;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-10-26 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated October 26, 1863. In this letter, he describes camp life and expresses his growing attachment to Elizabeth.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Camp Chase (Ohio); Columbus (Ohio); camp; camp life; music; morale; courting
    • MS 69-124: Ben J. Allen Collection  1861-06-28 Letter from Giles B. Allen

    • Letter from Giles Allen to his sister, Lib Allen, dated June 28, 1861. In this letter, he discusses writing letters, his health, camp life, and getting measured for uniforms.
    • American Civil War; Giles B. Allen; Allen, Giles B.; Lib Allen; Allen, Lib; Sixth Michigan Infantry; 6th Michigan Infantry; Detroit (Mich.); Fort Wayne (Detroit, Mich.); mail; health; illness; camp life; soldiering; uniform; Corporal
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-08-31 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated August 31, 1864. In this letter, he describes the movements of his regiment, how he passes his time in camp, comments on news regarding the Copperhead Movement, and speculates on the...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Morganza (La.); White River Station (Ark.); camp life; draft; Copperhead Movement;...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1863-01-11 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated January 11, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, winter quarters, food rations, religion, camp life, and the health of family members.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; regimental history; camp life; soldier behavior; food; rations; health; illness;
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-06-12 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his sister-in-law, Hattie Crane, dated June 12, 1861. In this letter, he discusses his sister's health, the movements of his regiment, sightseeing around Washington, D.C., the camp, and camp life.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; Harriett (Heyward) Crane; Crane, Harriett (Heyward); Hattie Crane; Crane, Hattie; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Washington, D.C.; regimental history; health; illness;...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1862-01-20 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated January 20, 1862. In this letter, he discusses camp life, the weather, the duration of the war, and his opinions on General Halleck and General Burnside.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Camp Michigan (Va.); camp life; weather; morale; Halleck, Henry Wager; Henry Wager Halleck; Burnside,...

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