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;...
Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated September 20, 1864. In this letter, Ewing discusses financial issues at home, building a fort, and General Philip Sheridan's victory in the Shenandoah Valley.
2nd Michigan Infantry; American Civil War; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Ewing, Mack; Ewing, Nan; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Nancy (Hank) Ewing; Henry McKendree Ewing; Mack Ewing; Nan Ewing; Second Michigan Infantry; Sheridan, Philip Henry; Philip Henry...
Receipt for various supplies for William J. Speed by Frederick A. Buhl.
American Civil War; Twenty-fourth Michigan Infantry; 24th Michigan Infantry; William J. Speed; Speed, William J.; Frederick A. Buhl; Buhl, Frederick A.; clothes; springfield musket; musket; bayonet; clothes;
Transcript of letter from Edson Conrad to his sister, Mary Conrad, dated January 12, 1863. In this letter, he discusses Fredericksburg, relations with the Confederate Army, morale, supplies, food, and finances.
Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated May 17, 1865. In this letter, he discusses his impending discharge and his opinions on Jefferson Davis.
American Civil War; Ewing, Mack; Mack Ewing; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Henry McKendree Ewing; Ewing, Nan; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Nan Ewing; Nancy (Hank) Ewing; private; Davis, Jefferson F.; Jefferson F. Davis; discharge
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;
Letter from Alphonso Crane to his cousin dated December 23, 1861. In this letter, he discusses the camp, looting, the weather, General McClellan's opinion on the 2nd Michigan Infantry, a local wash woman, and the status of friends on the front.
American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Camp Michigan (Va.); camp; looting; weather; George McClellan; McClellan, George; wash woman; clothes; laundry; women;
Letter from William A. Barnard to his father, Stephen Barnard, dated January 8, 1863. In this letter, he discusses his portrait.
American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Stephen A. Barnard; Barnard, Stephen A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; Sergeant Major; Fredericksburg (Va.); portrait; picture; photograph;
Letter from Ambrose Abbott to Alvin Hank dated February 12, 1863. In this letter, he discusses his views on the war and the Copperhead Movement, and the status of his son, Gardner Hank, serving on the front.
Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated February 22, 1865. In this letter, Ewing discusses visiting relatives, Washington's Birthday celebrations in Washington, D.C., family news, and Confederate Prison Camps.
American Civil War; Ewing, Mack; Mack Ewing; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Henry McKendree Ewing; Ewing, Nan; Nan Ewing; Nancy (Hank) Ewing; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); private; Washington's Birthday; Union Prisoners of War;
Letter from William H.H. Cook to his brother, Amori B. Cook, dated November 21, 1861. In this letter, he discusses unloading hay and oats at camp, friends stationed at Camp Anderson, measles, his uniform, and guard duty. He also writes out the...
American Civil War; William H.H. Cook; Cook, William H.H.; Amori B. Cook; Cook, Amori B.; Third Michigan Cavalry; 3rd Michigan Cavalry; Camp Anderson (Grand Rapids, Mich.); horse; chores; uniform; clothes; regimental history; measles; illness;...