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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;...
    • Eighteenth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • In July 1862, with the war going badly for the Union, President Abraham Lincoln called for 300,000 more volunteers. The Eighteenth Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment was rapidly recruited and mustered in at Hillsdale. Pausing briefly in Toledo,...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Eighteenth Michigan Infantry; 18th Michigan Infantry
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-03-01 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated March 1, 1863. In this letter, he contrasts the civil war and Christian Warfare, discusses soldier morale, and Elizabeth's school.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Christian Warfare; religion; enlistment; education; courting
    • 02nd Michigan Infantry - page 005

    • This volume follows the Michigan volunteers in the 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.
    • American Civil War; Regimental Histories; Soldiers; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Second Michigan Infantry
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1863-03-11 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William A. Barnard to his sister, Ellen Barnard dated March 11, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the camp, food, the status of his regiment, 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; Newport News (Va.); camp life; camp; food; regimental history; furlough;
    • 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  1864-04-29 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William A. Barnard to his father, Stephen A. Barnard, dated April 29, 1864. In this letter he discusses rejoining his regiment and seeing President Lincoln.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Stephen A. Barnard; Barnard, Stephen A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; Warrenton (Va.); Ulysses S. Grant; Grant, Ulysses S.; Abraham Lincoln;...
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1862-08-23 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William Barnard to his father, Stephan A. Barnard dated August 23, 1862. In this letter he discusses his enlistment, his regiment, and his expectation of a promotion.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Stephen A. Barnard; Barnard, Stephen A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; Jackson (Mich.); Sergeant; enlistment; promotion; regimental history;

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