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    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-01-13 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated January 13, 1864. In this letter, he details the role of the Provost Guard in the military and describes several prisoners.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Plaquemines Parish (La.); Provost Guard; Union Prisoners of War; Confederate Prisoners...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-08-31 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated August 31, 1864. In this letter, he describes the movements of his regiment, how he passes his time in camp, comments on news regarding the Copperhead Movement, and speculates on the...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Morganza (La.); White River Station (Ark.); camp life; draft; Copperhead Movement;...
    • 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 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-05-25 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis dated month day, year. In this letter, he describes the movements of his regiment, building a bridge across the Red River, military leadership, and finances.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Morganza (La.); Red River (La.); regimental history; bridge; steamers; bayou;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-02-10 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated February 10, 1864. In this letter, he describes an example of how African Americans end up in prison and under his watch in the Provost Guard. He relates their history to Elizabeth and...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Plaquemines Parish (La.); picture; photograph; African Americans; Provost Guard;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-02-24 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated February 24, 1864. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, soldier life, the Provost Guard.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Plaquemines Parish (La.); Provost Guard; drills; sailing; music; dancing; Confederate...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-09-29 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated September 29, 1863. In this letter, he describes camp life at Camp Chase as a paroled union soldier, expresses his desire to return to his regiment and his anxiety regarding the status of the...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Columbus (Ohio); Camp Chase (Ohio); camp; camp life; Cumberland Gap; Union Army;...
    • 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;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1862-10-16 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated October 16, 1862. In this letter, he expresses his feelings for Elizabeth, relates the status of his regiment, and discusses his brother's enlistment in the war.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Cumberland Mountains; Cumberland Gap; regimental history; skirmish; courting; postal...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-10-02 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated October 2, 1864. In this letter, he discusses war's influence on morality, religion, leadership, and news of Confederate demonstrations.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; White River Station (Ark.); religion; military leadership; weather; Confederate Army
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-01-27 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated January 27, 1864. In this letter, he describes prisoners in his care as Provost Guard, comments on southern society, and discusses his opinions "My diary North and South" by William Howard...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Plaquemines Parish (La.); Provost Guard; Confederate Prisoners of War; prisoners;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-10-04 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated October 4, 1863. In this letter, he discusses his new Lee-Enfield Rifle and the likely short duration of his stay in Camp Chase. He goes on to describe a theological discussion that he had...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Columbus (Ohio); Camp Chase (Ohio); camp; camp life; soldier life; Lee-Enfield rifle;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-10-11 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated October 11, 1863. In this letter, he discusses an upcoming furlough, politics, his morale, and visiting soldiers in the Cleveland (Ohio) Hospital.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Cleveland (Ohio); furlough; politics; voting; elections; morale; hospital; food
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1862-12-09 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated December 9, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the postal service, status of his regiment, his opinions of different generals, and courting.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Memphis (Tenn.); steamer; George W. Morgan; Morgan, George W.; weather; courting; Kent...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-01-15 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated January 15, 1863. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment, his experience on Provost Guard and the prisoners in care of his regiment. He also expresses his feelings for...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Arkansas River (Ark.); Steamer Empress; steamer; Vicksburg (Miss.); regimental...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-11-08 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated November 8, 1863. In this letter, he details his trip down to Vicksburg (Miss.) on the Steamer John S. Roe, including his accommodations, how the steamer takes on wood, and fellow travelers.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Cairo (Ill.); Memphis (Tenn.); Vicksburg (Miss.); Steamer John S. Roe ; steamer;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-05-08 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated May 8, 1864. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment, skirmishes, and the hope that General Ulysses Grant will end the war soon.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Baton Rouge (La.); regimental history; marching; Clinton (La.); Red River (La.);...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-03-23 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated March 23, 1863. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment, reports and rumors of the Union Army, his role in the Provost Guard, his relationship with Elizabeth, and the status...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Miliken's Bend (Miss.); Vicksburg (Miss.); Siege of Vicksburg; Union Army; regimental...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-01-28 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated January 28, 1864. In this letter, he discusses the livestock availability in Louisiana, food prices, and southern society.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Louisiana; soldier life; food; finances; southern society; southern women; Provost...

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