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    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-09-19 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated September 19, 1862. In this letter, he discusses traveling on a steamer, skirmishes, Confederate battle strategies.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Indianapolis (Ind.); steamer; skirmish; Confederate...
    • Tracy, Benjamin C.

    • Portrait of Benjamin C. Tracy, 1861-1865. Grand Rapids. Enlisted in company F, Third Infantry, as Sergeant, May 13, 1861, at Grand Rapids, for 3 years, age 29. Mustered June 10, 1861. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Jan. 1, 1862. Commissioned...
    • Tracy, Benjamin C. ;Benjamin C. Tracy; American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; ; Third Michigan Infantry ;3rd Michigan Infantry; sergeant ; second lieutenant ; first lieutenant ; brigade quartermaster ; Grand Rapids (Mich.) ; Detroit...
    • Kelly, James H.

    • Portrait of James H. Kelly, 1862-1865. Exeter. Enlisted in company K, Eighteenth Infantry, as First Sergeant, Aug. 8, 1862, at Monroe, for 3 years, age 34. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Nov. 24, 1862. Mustered Nov....
    • Kelly, James H. ;James H. Kelly; American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; ; Eighteenth Michigan Infantry ;18th Michigan Infantry; first sergeant ; second lieutenant ; first lieutenant ; Exeter (Mich.) ; Monroe (Mich.) ; Athens (Ala.)
    • MS 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1864-09-20 Letter from Mack Ewing

    • 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...
    • Wise, Harmon J.

    • Portrait of Harmon J. Wise 1861-1863. Ypsilanti. Enlisted in company C First U.S. Sharpshooters Aug. 21 1861 at Detroit for 3 years age 18. Mustered Aug. 26 1861. Killed in action at Chancellorsville Va. May 3 1863. (Descriptive Roll Berdan's...
    • Wise, Harmon J.;Harmon J. Wise; First United States Sharpshooters ;1st United States Sharpshooters; rifle ;
    • Thibos, John

    • Portrait of John Thibos. Enlisted in company B, Engineers and Mechanics, Dec. 28, 1863, at Grand Rapids, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Jan. 5, 1864. Artificer Aug. 1, 1865. Mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 22, 1865.
    • American Civil War; John Thibos; Thibos, John; First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics; 1st Michigan Engineers and Mechanics; Grand Rapids (Mich.); artificer;
    • Parker, N. Augustus

    • Portrait of N. Augustus Parker, 1862-1865. Ann Arbor. Enlisted in company D, Twentieth Infantry, as Sergeant, July 29, 1862, at Ann Arbor, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered Aug. 18, 1862. Wounded in action at Spottsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864. First...
    • Parker, N. Augustus ;Augstus N. Parker; American Civil War ; ; noncommissioned officer ; ; Twentieth Michigan Infantry ;20th Michigan Infantry; sergeant ; first sergeant ; first lieutenant ; captain ; Ann Arbor (Mich.) ; Spotsylvania Court House,...
    • Rath, Christian

    • Portrait of Christian Rath, post war, c.1905. Jackson. Entered service in company G, at organization, as Second Lieutenant, Aug. 9, 1862, at Jackson, for 3 years, age 30. Commissioned to date June 17, 1862. Mustered Aug. 18, 1862. Wounded in...
    • Rath, Christian ;Christian Rath; American Civil War ; Seventeenth Michigan Infantry ;17th Michigan Infantry; U.S. Volunteers ; second lieutenant ; first lieutenant ; captain ; brevet major ; brevet lieutenant colonel ; Jackson (Mich.) ; Antietam,...
    • Phillips, Walter S.

    • Portrait of Walter S. Phillips post war 1879. Enlisted in company E Engineers and Mechanics Dec. 21 1863 at Grand Rapids for 3 years age 24 ... Died Sept. 24 1896. Buried at Palo Mich. For further description see (Descriptive Roll Engineers and...
    • Phillips, Walter S.;Walter S. Phillips ; First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics;1st Michigan Engineers and Mechanics
    • Stark, Henry

    • Portrait of Henry Stark, 1861-1865. Otsego. Entered service in company G, Sixth Infantry, at organization, as First Lieutenant, June 19, 1861, at Fort Wayne, for 3 years, age 45. Commissioned Aug. 19, 1861. Mustered Aug. 20, 1861. Commissioned...
    • Stark, Henry ;Henry Stark; American Civil War ; ; ; Sixth Michigan Infantry ;6th Michigan Infantry; first lieutenant ; captain ; Otsego (Mich.) ; Fort Wayne (Mich.)
    • Big Rapids - "First Ward School Building"

    • Black and white photograph from souvenir folder of Big Rapids, published in approximately 1907, depicting the First Ward school building in Big Rapids, Michigan. The First Ward School was established in 1859 and was the first school in Big Rapids.
    • Big Rapids (Mich.); Mecosta County (Mich.); First Ward School (Big Rapids, Mich.); schools; buildings
    • Grand Rapids - View from High School of Grand Rapids

    • Black and white stereograph showing a view of Grand Rapids, Michigan from the high school building. On the left is the Fountain Street Baptist Church, build in 1877 (burned down in 1917). To the right of it is the Division Street Methodist Church...
    • Grand Rapids (Mich.); Kent County (Mich.); Fountain Street Baptist Church (Grand Rapids, Mich.); First United Methodist Church (Grand Rapids, Mich.); church buildings; cityscapes; Grand River; rivers; stereographs
    • MS 91-480 Henry Albert Potter Collection   1863-01-08 Letter from Henry Albert Potter

    • Letter from Henry Albert Potter to his family dated January 8, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the Battle of Stones River and losing the supply wagon to the Confederates.
    • American Civil War; Henry Albert Potter; Potter, Henry Albert; Edward Potter; Potter, Edward; Edward Potter; Potter, Edward; Sophia Potter; Potter, Sophia; 4th Michigan Cavalry; Fourth Michigan Cavalry; Murfreesboro (Tenn.); First Sergeant; Battle...

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