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 William Barnard to his sister, Ellen Barnard, dated January 25, 1864. In this letter, he discusses his injury, and rumors concerning General Burnside.
American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Ellen Barnard; Barnard, Ellen; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; furlough; Detroit (Mich.); Ambrose Burnside; Burnside, Ambrose; injury;
Letter from Robert McClung and Rebecca McClung to Nan Ewing dated April 24, 1862. In this letter, they discuss family news, Nan Ewing's recent marriage, and the status of family and friends serving on the front.
American Civil War; McClung, Robert; Robert McClung; Rebecca (Hank) McClung; McClung, Rebecca (Hank); Ewing, Nan; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Nan Ewing; Nancy (Hank) Ewing;
Letter from William Barnard to Stephan A. Bernard dated September 7, 1862. In this letter, he discusses Fort Lyon, the status of his regiment, his expected promotion, and finances.
American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Stephen A. Barnard; Barnard, Stephen A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; Fort Lyon (Va.); Alexandria (Va.); Sergeant; regimental history; promotion; finances;
Letter from Leonard G. Loomis and Elizabeth Loomis to Leonard's mother and brothers dated March 18, 1867. In this letter, he discusses the possiblity of one of his brothers coming out to help him with his work. Elizabeth writes of family news.
American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; work;
Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated March 23, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the baby's health, politics in the North, his opinions on deserters, a grand review with General Rosecrans, skirmishes, finances, and...
This volume follows the Michigan volunteers in the Twenty-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.
Letter from William A. Barnard to his sister, Ellen Barnard, dated August 3, 1863. In this letter, he discusses sulpher springs around Crab Orchard, Kentucky, the sieges of Vicksburg and Jackson, 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; Crab Orchard (Ky.); sulfur springs; Siege of Vicksburg; Siege of Jackson; furlough;...
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;
This volume follows the Seventh Michigan Cavalry regiment. 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.
Color postcard from approximately 1910 celebrating Grand Rapids, Michigan's sixtieth anniversary. The postcard shows an image of a parade, as well as images of the Elks' Temple and the D. A. Blodgett Home for Children.
Grand Rapids (Mich.); Kent County (Mich.); D. A. Blodgett Home for Children (Grand Rapids, Mich.); fraternal buildings; parades; orphanages; buildings; postcards