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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 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1864-09-25 Letter from Mack Ewing

    • Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated September 25, 1864. In this letter, Ewing discusses his opinions on General Meade and General Burnside, finances, patching and darning, and politics.
    • 2nd Michigan Infantry; American Civil War; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Henry McKendree Ewing; Ewing, Mack; Ewing, Nan; Nan Ewing; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Mack Ewing; Nancy (Hank) Ewing; Second Michigan Infantry; Ambrose Burnside; Burnside, Ambrose; George...
    • MS 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1864-10-05 Letter from Mack Ewing

    • Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated October 5, 1864. In this letter, Ewing describes the status of his regiment, battle duties, and politics. He also details an anecdote about deserters who, upon being caught, were tied up and forced to wear...
    • 2nd Michigan Infantry; American Civil War; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Ewing, Mack; Ewing, Nan; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Henry McKendree Ewing; Mack Ewing; Nancy (Hank) Ewing; Nan Ewing; Second Michigan Infantry; deserters; Abraham Lincoln; Lincoln,...
    • MS 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1865-01-04 Letter from Lydia Hank and Andy...

    • Letters from Andy Ewing to Mack Ewing dated January 4, 1864 and Lydia Hank to Mack Ewing (undated). In the first letter, Ewing discusses the status of the regiment and the weather. In the second, Lydia Hank discusses Alvin Hank and her desire...
    • American Civil War; Mack Ewing; Ewing, Mack; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Henry McKendree Ewing; Hank, Lydia (Abbott); Lydia (Abbott) Hank; Andrew Adam Ewing; Ewing, Andrew Adam; Andy Ewing; Ewing, Andy; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Second Michigan Infantry;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-02-24 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated February 24, 1864. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, soldier life, the Provost Guard.
    • 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; drills; sailing; music; dancing; Confederate...
    • 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...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-12-14 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated December 14, 1862. In this letter, he discusses Frank's health, family news, soldier life, tents, the status of family and friends, food, 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.); camp life; tent; food; baby;
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1862-12-09 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated December 9, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the postal service, status of his regiment, his opinions of different generals, and courting.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Memphis (Tenn.); steamer; George W. Morgan; Morgan, George W.; weather; courting; Kent...
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1862-09-21 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William Barnard to his sister dated September 21, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, his impressions of the locals, daily life, and African Americans following the regiment.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; Frederick (Md.); Sergeant; regimental history; civilians; southern society; camp life; African Americans; Slavery;
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1862-11-22 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated November 22, 1862. In this letter, he describes the movements of his regiment as they travel down to Louisville (Ky.), expresses his doubt of his leaders, and discusses soldiers' morale.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Steamer Capitola; steamer; Ohio; Ohio River (Ohio); Cincinnati (Ohio); Louisville...
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1862-11-22 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William Barnard to his father, Stephen Barnard, dated November 22, 1862. In this letter, he describes Fredericksburg, Maryland, the draft, the status of his regiment, and his promotion.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Stephen A. Barnard; Barnard, Stephen A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; Sergeant; Fredericksburg (Va.); regimental history; promotion; draft;
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1863-02-20 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William A. Barnard to his father, Stephen Barnard, dated February 20, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, his promotion, finances, food, and the weather.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Stephen A. Barnard; Barnard, Stephen A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; Newport News (Va.); regimental history; promotion; food; finances; navy;...
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1863-03-28 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William A. Barnard to his sister, Ellen Barnard, dated March 28, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, the citizens of Louisville, and his trip from Virginia to Kentucky.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Ellen Barnard; Barnard, Ellen; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; Louisville (Ky.); regimental history; civilians;
    • 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 61-21: Waldo LaRue Collection  1862-11-12 Letter from George C. Gordon

    • Letter from George Gordon to his wife, Carrie Gordon, dated November 12, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the health of friends, the change from General McClellan to General Burnside, and finances.
    • American Civil War; George C. Gordon; Gordon, George C.; Caroline (Spencer) Gordon; Gordon, Caroline (Spencer); Carrie Gordon; Gordon, Carrie; Captain; Commissioned Officer; Fayettesville (Va.); illness; jaundice; George McClellan; McClellan,...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1862-12-19 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated December 19, 1862. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment, relates his opinion of General William Tecumseh Sherman and General George W. Morgan, and discusses the life of a...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Sherman, William Tecumseh; William Tecumseh Sherman; Morgan, George W.; George W....

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