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    • 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 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-10-23 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated October 23, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his health, farming, deserting Confederate troops, and visiting friends.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Louisville (Ky.); dysentery; agriculture; women;...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1863-03-23 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • 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...
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Murfreesboro (Tenn.); baby; health; whooping cough;...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1863-01-05 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated January 5, 1863. In this letter, he discusses Stones River, deserters, their captain's wounds, and the status of family and friends.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Murfreesboro (Tenn.); Stones River, Battle of,...
    • 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;
    • MS 70-102: Charles Smith Papers  1862-01-16 Letter from Charles Smith

    • Letter from Charles F. Smith to his mother, dated January 16, 1862. In this letter, he discusses finances, "Fighting Dick" (Major General Israel Richardson), "Old Scot" (Winfield Scott), his opinion on the Union army, and deserters rejoining the...
    • American Civil War; Charles F. Smith; Smith, Charles F.; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Washington, D.C.; Israel Richardson; Richardson, Israel; Winfield Scott; Scott, Winfield; Union Army; finances; deserters;
    • MS 56-6: Gladys Niles Halbert Collection  1865-02-28 Letter from Daniel Halbert

    • Letter from Daniel Halbert to his cousin, Maria Halbert, dated February 28, 1865. In this letter, he discusses the weather, Dauphin Island, draft deserters, courting, and the end of the war.
    • American Civil War; Daniel Halbert; Halbert, Daniel; Maria Halbert; Halbert, Maria; Sixth Michigan Infantry; 6th Michigan Infantry; private; Fort Gaines (Ala.); weather; Dauphin Island (Ala); draft; draft deserters; courting; Sherman, William...
    • MS 56-6: Gladys Niles Halbert Collection  1865-03-28 Letter from Daniel Halbert

    • Letter from Daniel Halbert to his cousin, Maria Halbert, dated March 28, 1865. In this letter, he discusses the weather, rumors concerning the status of various regiments, the draft, and courting.
    • American Civil War; Daniel Halbert; Halbert, Daniel; Maria Halbert; Halbert, Maria; Sixth Michigan Infantry; 6th Michigan Infantry; private; Fort Gaines (Ala.); weather; draft; draft deserters; courting;
    • MS 69-117: Mrs. Thomas Brooke Collection  1864-01-21 Letter from Darwin Babbitt

    • Letter from Darwin Babbitt to his parents, dated January 21, 1864. In this letter, he discusses relics, winter quarters (log shanties covered with tents), Confederate deserters talking about starvation on the lines, rations, the weather, the...
    • American Civil War; Darwin H. Babbitt; Babbitt, Darwin H.; Samuel A. Babbitt; Babbitt, Samuel A.; Fifth Michigan Cavalry; 5th Michigan Cavalry; Stevensburg (Va.);looting; camp life; tent; Confederate Army; deserters; food; rations; weather;...
    • MS 69-117: Mrs. Thomas Brooke Collection  1864-01-28 Letter from Darwin Babbitt

    • Letter from Darwin Babbitt to his parents dated January 28, 1864. In this letter, he discusses the weather, Confederate deserters, Union soldiers fighting for the Confederacy, and desiring a package full of supplies (including clothing, books, and...
    • American Civil War; Darwin H. Babbitt; Babbitt, Darwin H.; Samuel A. Babbitt; Babbitt, Samuel A.; Fifth Michigan Cavalry; 5th Michigan Cavalry; Stevensburg (Va.); turncoat; traitor; weather; Confederate Army; deserters; supplies; postal service;...
    • MS 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1865-02-25 Letter from Andy Ewing

    • Letter from Andy Ewing to Mack Ewing dated February 25, 1865. In this letter, Ewing discusses battle experiences at the Battle of Ford Stedman, wounded soldiers in his regiment, Alvin Hank's exchange as a prisoner of war, deserters, and family news.
    • American Civil War; Ewing, Andy; Andy Ewing; Ewing, Andrew Adam; Andrew Adam Ewing; Ewing, Mack; Mack Ewing; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Henry McKendree Ewing; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Second Michigan Infantry; private; Union Prisoners of War; wound;...
    • MS 61-25: George Arnold Collection  1863 Diary of George Benton Arnold

    • Diary of George Benton Arnold dated 1863. In this diary, he describes the movements of his regiment, chores, finances, deserters (March 28), religion, books, the weather, a slave auction (May 4), burning railroad stations and cotton (July 18), The...
    • American Civil War; George Benton Arnold; Arnold, George Benton; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; regimental history; chores; finances; deserters; religion; weather; African Americans; slavery; railroad; Battle of...
    • MS 61-25: George Arnold Collection  1864 Diary of George Benton Arnold

    • Diary of George Benton Arnold dated 1864. In this diary, he discusses the status of his regiment, deserters (January 25, February 29, March 1), African Americans (April 8, July 25), skirmishes, Battle of the Wilderness (May 5-7), Battle of...
    • American Civil War; George Benton Arnold; Arnold, George Benton; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; regimental history; deserters; African Americans; African American Soldiers; skirmish; Battle of the Wilderness; Wilderness,...
    • MS 2000-79: John King Papers  1865-07-28 Letter from Phebe Trego

    • Letter from Phebe Trego to her son John King dated July 28, 1865. In this letter, she expresses her approval that John did not desert from the Union Army at Fort Morgan and described family and community news from home.
    • American Civil War; King, John; John King; Trego, Phebe; Phebe Trego; Sixth Michigan Infantry; 6th Michigan Infantry; Fort Morgan (Al.); deserters; agriculture; Bristol (Ind.); home front
    • 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;...
    • MS 69-110: Cook Family Collection  1862-05-21 Letter from Phineas R. Freeman

    • Letter from Phineas Freeman to Abbie Freeman dated May 21, 1862. In this letter, he discusses picket duty, the status of his regiment, Confederate deserters, and preparing for an upcoming battle.
    • American Civil War; Phineas R. Freeman; Freeman, Phineas R.; Abigail (Cook) Freeman; Freeman, Abigail (Cook); Third Michigan Cavalry; 3rd Michigan Cavalry; Corinth (Miss.); drills; Confederate Army; deserters; regimental history;
    • 05th Michigan Cavalry - Page 088

    • This volume follows the Fifth 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.
    • American Civil War; Regimental Histories; Soldiers; Fifth Michigan Cavalry; 5th Michigan Cavalry
    • 10th Michigan Cavalry - Page 014

    • This volume follows the Tenth 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.
    • American Civil War; Regimental Histories; Soldiers; Tenth Michigan Cavalry; 10th Michigan Cavalry

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