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    • MS 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1865-03-05 Letter from Mack Ewing

    • Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated March 5, 1865. In this letter, Ewing discusses family news, Alvin's Hank's return to his regiment, and an anecdote about the hospital.
    • American Civil War; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Second Michigan Infantry; Ewing, Mack; Mack Ewing; Henry McKendree Ewing; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Nan Ewing; Ewing, Nan; Nancy (Hank) Ewing; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); private; hospital; Satterlee U.S.A. General...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-09-10 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated September 10, 1862. In this letter, he discusses finances, arriving in Covington, Kentucky, the train ride, food, parades, and camp life.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Camp Sigel (Ionia, Mich.); Covington (Ky.); finances;...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-11-12 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated November 12, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the Confederate Army's destruction of a bridge, seeing General Rosecrans, the status of his regiment, and the baby.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Nashville (Tenn.); Confederate Army; bridge; William...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-11-16 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated November 16, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the citizens of Kentucky, local elections, contrabands, and family news.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Nashville (Tenn.); Francis William Kellogg; Kellogg,...
    • 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 70-99: Civil War Diary of Lorenzo A. Barker  1862-1863 Diary of Lorenzo A. Barker

    • 1862-1863 Diary of Lorenzo Barker. In this diary, Barker discusses daily life while stationed around Corinth Mississippi. In the diary he describes witnessing a deserter execution, bringing in Confederate prisoners, battle experiences, and...
    • American Civil War; Barker, Lorenzo A.; Lorenzo A. Barker; Western Sharpshooters; 66th Illinois Infantry; Sixty-sixth Illinois Infantry; Corinth (Miss.); regimental history; Confederate Prisoners of War; deserters;
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-10-11 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated October 11, 1863. In this letter, he discusses an upcoming furlough, politics, his morale, and visiting soldiers in the Cleveland (Ohio) Hospital.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Cleveland (Ohio); furlough; politics; voting; elections; morale; hospital; food
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-06-13 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated June 13, 1863. In this letter, he describes life at a Union Hospital, reminisces about past times in Michigan, and comments on public opinion in the north about the war.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Memphis (Tenn.); Vicksburg (Miss.); Ulysses S. Grant; Grant, Ulysses S.; Union Army;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-06-26 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated June 26, 1864. In this letter, he discusses his opinions on homesickness and the difficulties with trying to recover property for his uncle from the Union Army.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Morganza (La.); Union Army; property; religion; homesickness; courting
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-01-27 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated January 27, 1864. In this letter, he describes prisoners in his care as Provost Guard, comments on southern society, and discusses his opinions "My diary North and South" by William Howard...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Plaquemines Parish (La.); Provost Guard; Confederate Prisoners of War; prisoners;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-01-13 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated January 13, 1864. In this letter, he details the role of the Provost Guard in the military and describes several prisoners.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Plaquemines Parish (La.); Provost Guard; Union Prisoners of War; Confederate Prisoners...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  02-28 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated February 28 (no year was specified but most likely 1863). In this letter, he expresses his views on courting, describes his experience on Provost Guard and the status of his regiment, and...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Provost Guard; prison; prisoners; contrabands; Vicksburg (Miss.); Siege of Vicksburg;...

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