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    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1863-02-22 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated February 22, 1863. In this letter, he discusses his father's eyesight, the politics of the North, finances, homesickness, the status of family and friends, and alcohol use amongst...
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Murfreesboro (Tenn.); politics; Copperhead Movement;...
    • MS 87-159: Nelson Ainslie Papers  1863-01-21 Letter from Nelson Ainslie

    • Letter from Nelson Ainslie to his wife, Mary Ann, dated January 21, 1863. In this letter, Ainslie expresses his desire to see his wife and children. He also encloses two dollars for one of his daughters, Lottie. In the post script, he exclaims his...
    • American Civil War; Ainslie, Nelson; Nelson Ainslie; 14th Michigan Infantry; 14th Michigan Infantry; correspondence; Lottie Ainslie; Ainslie, Lottie; family relationships; homesickness;
    • MS 70-17: Henry C. Gilbert Collection  1863-10-02 Letter from Henry Gilbert

    • Letter from Henry C. Gilbert to his daughter dated October 2, 1863. In this letter, he discusses writing home, camp life, the Battle of Chattanooga, missing his children, and home life.
    • American Civil War; Henry C. Gilbert; Gilbert, Henry C.; Nineteenth Michigan Infantry; 19th Michigan Infantry; Murfreesboro (Tenn.); Battle of Chattanooga; Chattanooga, Battle of, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1863; Chattanooga (Tenn.); children;...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1863-01-25 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated January 25, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the Battle of Stones River, Frank's health, the baby, the weather, the railroad, syrup, and the cause of the war.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Murfreesboro (Tenn.); Battle of Stones River; Stones...
    • MS 82-5: Lemuel W. Osborn collection  1865-05-10 Letter from Lemuel W. Osborn

    • Letter from Lemuel W. Osborn to his wife, Eunice, dated May 10, 1865. In this letter, he discusses his regiment's travels, General Sherman, and a possible review. Additionally, he expresses his wishes to come home and the hope that it will be soon.
    • American Civil War; Osborn, Lemuel W.; Lemuel W. Osborn; Thirteenth Michigan Infantry; 13th Michigan Infantry; Sherman, William Tecumseh; William Tecumseh Sherman; review; regimental history; homesickness; correspondence
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-06-26 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated June 26, 1864. In this letter, he discusses his opinions on homesickness and the difficulties with trying to recover property for his uncle from the Union Army.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Morganza (La.); Union Army; property; religion; homesickness; courting
    • MS 82-5: Lemuel W. Osborn collection  1864-08-06 Letter from Lemuel W. Osborn

    • Letter from Lemuel W. Osborn to his wife, Eunice, dated August 6, 1864. Osborn discusses his health and sends home money. He inquires about the health of his wife and children and expresses his homesickness. Within this letter, he also pens notes...
    • American Civil War; Osborn, Lemuel W.; Lemuel W. Osborn; correspondence; 13th Michigan Infantry; Thirteenth Michigan Infantry; finances; health; family relationships; homesickness
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1863-02-09 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated February 9, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the mail, politics in the North, homesickness, the status of family and friends, and finances.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Murfreesboro (Tenn.); postal service; mail; politics;...
    • MS 87-159: Nelson Ainslie Papers  1863-08-11 Partial Letter from Nelson Ainslie

    • Partial Letter from Nelson Ainslie to his wife, Mary Ann, dated August 11, 1863 while encamped at Franklin, Tennessee. In this letter, Ainslie shares with his wife a dream he had about her as well as his homesickness. He also is dismayed that there...
    • American Civil War; Ainslie, Nelson; Nelson Ainslie; 14th Michigan Infantry; 14th Michigan Infantry; correspondence; camp life; regimental history; food; homesickness
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1862-06-01 Letter  from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his parents, dated June 1, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his health, nurse duty, his impressions of Yorktown, the birth of his niece, and finances.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Yorktown (Va.); illness; health; camp disease; homesickness; Wheaton Hospital (Yorktown, Va.); nurse;...

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