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    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1863-04-17 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated April 17, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the baby's health, Philip H. Sheridan being presented a sword, and drunken soldiers.
    • 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; illness; Philip Henry...
    • 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
    • Eighth Michigan Cavalry Battle Flag

    • Organized at Mount Clemens, this regiment was sent to Kentucky in May 1863 to chase General John Morgan, whose rebel raiders were terrorizing Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. Before the regiment left for Kentucky, the ladies of Mount Clemens gave the...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Eighth Michigan Cavalry; 8th Michigan Cavalry
    • Second Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • Within ten days after the fall of Fort Sumter in April 1861, the Second Michigan was recruited from Adrian, Battle Creek, Flint, Kalamazoo, Niles and Saginaw. Its soldiers received this flag emblazoned with a gold eagle clutching in its beak a...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry
    • Tenth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The flag you see here hung in the Capitol from a staff surmounted by a gold eagle which bore an engraved silver plate. Everyone assumed it was the regiment's original flag. But closer inspection--possible only after the flags were removed from the...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Tenth Michigan Infantry; 10th Michigan Infantry
    • Twenty-First Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The Twenty-first Volunteer Infantry Regiment fought in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina. After the Civil War, regiments were ordered to return their battle flags to the state. The flag displayed here, painted with the names of the...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Twenty-First Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry
    • Twenty-Seventh Michigan Infantry (Regimental) Battle Flag

    • The Twenty-Seventh mustered in at Ypsilanti on 10 April 1863. It included three companies recruited from the Upper Peninsula. The regiment saw action primarily in Tennessee and Virginia and fought in the Battle of the Crater outside Petersburg,...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Twenty-Seventh Michigan Infantry; 27th Michigan Infantry
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-08-13 Letter from Clarence L. Houseman

    • Letter from Clarence Houseman to his sister, Sally Wheeler, dated August 13, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the weather, William Houseman's death, receiving William's belongings, and continues his anecdote from his letter of August 1.
    • American Civil War; Clarence L. Houseman; Houseman, Clarence L.; Sally (Houseman) Wheeler; Wheeler, Sally (Houseman); Rienzi (Miss.); William G. Houseman; Houseman, William G.; death; weather; soldier behavior; officers; African Americans; southern...
    • 14th Michigan Infantry - Page 048

    • This volume follows the Michigan volunteers in the Fourteenth 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; 14th Michigan Infantry; Fourteenth Michigan Infantry;
    • 21st Michigan Infantry - Page 123

    • This volume follows the Michigan volunteers in the Twenty-First 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; 21st Michigan Infantry; Twenty-First Michigan Infantry;
    • 21st Michigan Infantry - Page 047

    • This volume follows the Michigan volunteers in the Twenty-First 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; 21st Michigan Infantry; Twenty-First Michigan Infantry;
    • 02nd Michigan Infantry - page 022

    • 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
    • 05th Michigan Infantry - Page 049

    • This volume follows the Michigan volunteers in the Fifth 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; 5th Michigan Infantry; Fifth Michigan Infantry
    • First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics - Page 148

    • This volume follows the First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics 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; First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics; 1st Michigan Engineers and Mechanics
    • First Michigan Light Artillery - Page 210

    • This volume follows the First Michigan Light Artillery 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; First Michigan Light Artillery; 1st Michigan Light Artillery

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