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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 70-101: Civil War Diary of James W. Howd  1864 Diary of James W. Howd

    • Civil War Diary of James W. Howd, dated 1863. In this diary, he discusses the weather, camp life, going to the theatre, social engagements, horses, patrol, writing and receiving correspondence, his birthday (July 5, 1864), his discharge, and home...
    • American Civil War; Howd, James W.; James W. Howd; 1st Michigan Cavalry; First Michigan Cavalry; weather; camp life; horse; patrol; theatre; social engagements; discharge; home life
    • MS 88-51 : Jeffery Perry collection  1863 Diary of Jeffery Perry

    • Diary of Jeffery Perry dated January 1, 1863- December 31, 1863. In his diary, Perry predominately discusses the weather with some brief comments regarding events in Perry's camp and about the war in general. At the end of each month, Perry notes...
    • American Civil War; Jeffery Perry; Perry, Jeffery; diary; 5th Michigan Infantry; Fifth Michigan Infantry; finance; rations; travel; hospital; camp life; regimental history; regimental inspection; dress parade; fatigue duty; picket duty; church;...
    • MS 87-159: Nelson Ainslie Papers  1864-05-19 Letter from Nelson Ainslie

    • Letter from Nelson Ainslie to his wife, Mary Ann, dated May 19, 1864, while encamped at Rome, Georgia. In this letter, Ainslie describes how his regiment took the city of Rome, the fight against Rebel troops, and staying at a plantation with an...
    • American Civil War; Ainslie, Nelson; Nelson Ainslie; 14th Michigan Infantry; 14th Michigan Infantry; correspondence; camp life; regimental history; Rome, Georgia
    • MS 87-159: Nelson Ainslie Papers  1863-01-21 Letter from Nelson Ainslie

    • Letter from Nelson Ainslie to his brother, Hiram, dated January 21, 1863. In this letter, Ainslie talks about the camp. He also encloses a note for his wife Mary Ann.
    • American Civil War; Ainslie, Nelson; Nelson Ainslie; 14th Michigan Infantry; 14th Michigan Infantry; correspondence; Hiram Ainslie; Ainslie, Hiram; family relationships; camp life; regimental history;
    • 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;...

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