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    • MS 70-57: W. R. Fudge Collection  1861-1863 Diary of James W. Hoffman Transcript

    • 1861-1863 Diary transcript of James W. Hoffman. In this diary, he discusses joining his regiment, riding on the railroad, soldier life, picket duty, dress parades, illnesses, riding a steamboat, his horse, skirmishes, visiting locals, African...
    • American Civil War; Hoffman, James W.; James W. Hoffman; 3rd Michigan Cavalry; Third Michigan Cavalry; enlistment; railroad; soldier life; picket duty; dress parade; illness; health; steamer; horse; skirmish; civilians; African Americans; slavery;...
    • 26th Michigan Infantry - Page 02

    • This volume follows the Michigan volunteers in the Twenty-Sixth Michigan Infantry. The series is a compilation of the military history of each soldier of the Civil War who was a resident of the State of Michigan at the time of enlistment.
    • American Civil War; Regimental Histories; Soldiers; 26th Michigan Infantry; Twenty-Sixth Michigan Infantry;
    • 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;...
    • First Michigan Light Artillery, Unknown Battery Battle Flag

    • The First Michigan Light Artillery was composed of twelve six-gun batteries. Each battery carried an identifying flag, called a swallowtail guidon because of its distinctive shape. Because this flag lacks the usual identifying letter or number, we...
    • First Michigan Light Artillery; 1st Michigan Light Artillery; American Civil War; battle flags
    • Eighth Michigan Cavalry Battle Flag

    • Organized at Mount Clemens, this regiment was sent to Kentucky in May 1863 to chase General John Morgan, whose rebel raiders were terrorizing Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. Before the regiment left for Kentucky, the ladies of Mount Clemens gave the...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Eighth Michigan Cavalry; 8th Michigan Cavalry
    • 02nd Michigan Infantry - page 009

    • This volume follows the Michigan volunteers in the Second Michigan Infantry. The series is a compilation of the military history of each soldier of the Civil War who was a resident of the State of Michigan at the time of enlistment.
    • American Civil War; Regimental Histories; Soldiers; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Second Michigan Infantry
    • 02nd Michigan Infantry - page 021

    • This volume follows the Michigan volunteers in the Second Michigan Infantry. The series is a compilation of the military history of each soldier of the Civil War who was a resident of the State of Michigan at the time of enlistment.
    • American Civil War; Regimental Histories; Soldiers; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Second Michigan Infantry
    • First Michigan Light Artillery, 14th Battery Battle Flag

    • This flag belonged to the First Michigan Light Artillery, 14th Battery, mustered in at Kalamazoo in 1864. The First Michigan Light Artillery was limited to twelve six-gun batteries, requiring additional batteries to be given a particular...
    • First Michigan Light Artillery; 1st Michigan Light Artillery; American Civil War; battle flags
    • First Michigan Light Artillery, Battery J Battle Flag

    • This flag belonged to the First Michigan Light Artillery, Battery J. The First Michigan Light Artillery was composed of twelve six-gun batteries. Each battery carried an identifying flag, called a swallowtail guidon because of its distinctive shape.
    • First Michigan Light Artillery; 1st Michigan Light Artillery; American Civil War; battle flags
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-01-15 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated January 15, 1863. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment, his experience on Provost Guard and the prisoners in care of his regiment. He also expresses his feelings for...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Arkansas River (Ark.); Steamer Empress; steamer; Vicksburg (Miss.); regimental...
    • Seventh Michigan Cavalry Battle Flag

    • Organized in 1863 at Grand Rapids, the Seventh was part of the Michigan Cavalry Brigade under the command of the "Boy General" from Monroe, Michigan—George Armstrong Custer. Each company or troop within a cavalry regiment carried a swallowtail...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Seventh Michigan Cavalry; 7th Michigan Cavalry
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1863-01-21 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated January 21, 1863. In this letter, he discusses picket duty, the staus of family and friends, his opinions on Officers, sleeping conditions, musicians, continuing the battle amongst...
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Murfreesboro (Tenn.); picket duty; soldier behavior;...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-11-06 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated November 6, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the change in command from Buell to Rosecrans, the 1st Michigan Engineers and Mechanics, Kentucky living conditions, contraband...
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Mitchellville (Tenn.); Don Carlos Buell; Buell, Don...
    • Second Michigan Infantry Battle Flag

    • Within ten days after the fall of Fort Sumter in April 1861, the Second Michigan was recruited from Adrian, Battle Creek, Flint, Kalamazoo, Niles and Saginaw. This flag was carried by Captain John Hardy.
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd 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

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