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    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-12-17 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated December 17, 1862. In this letter, he discusses family news, scouting, the status of his regiment, illness, and farming in the south.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Nashville (Tenn.); scout; Confederate 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 91-480 Henry Albert Potter Collection  1862-10-24 Letter from Henry Albert Potter

    • Letter from Henry Albert Potter to Henry and Debbie dated October 24, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his stay in the hospital for jaundice, the status of his regiment, Confederate Prisoners of War, visiting the battlefield at Perryville, and...
    • American Civil War; Henry Albert Potter; Potter, Henry Albert; 4th Michigan Cavalry; Fourth Michigan Cavalry; New Market (Ky.); Sergeant; hospital; illness; jaundice; regimental history; Bacon, John H.; John H. Bacon; Confederate Prisoners of War;...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-10-05 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his parents and wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated October 5, 1862. In this letter, he discusses picket duty, the weather, the health of family and friends, and the newspaper.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Louisville (Ky.); picket duty; weather; illness;...
    • MS 2004-23: Bush Family Collection  1863-03-30 Letter from Frederick Willard

    • Letter from Frederick Willard to Frederick and Cynthia Bush dated March 30, 1863. In this letter, he discusses his health, his opinions on slavery and Copperheads, and the status of his regiment.
    • American Civil War; Frederick Willard; Willard, Frederick; Frederick E. Bush;Bush, Frederick E.; Cynthia (Willard) Bush; Bush, Cynthia (Willard); 160th New York Infantry; One Hundred and Sixtieth New York Infantry; Sergeant; jaundice; illness;...
    • MS 69-110: Cook Family Collection  1861-10-07 Letter from Joseph Cook

    • Letters from William H.H. Cook and Joseph Cook to George H. Cook dated October 7, 1861. In the first letter, William H.H. Cook discusses George's health, visiting family, his furlough, and the status of his regiment. In the second letter, Joesph...
    • American Civil War; Joseph Cook; Cook, Joesph; George H. Cook; Cook, George H.; Riley (Mich.); illness; furlough; regimental history;
    • MS 69-110: Cook Family Collection  1862-01-09 Letter from William H.H. Cook

    • Letter from William H.H. Cook to Amori B. Cook dated January 9, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his health, drills, horses, the weather, finances, and the status of friends on the front.
    • American Civil War; William H.H. Cook; Cook, William H.H.; Amori B. Cook; Cook, Amori B.; Third Michigan Cavalry; 3rd Michigan Cavalry; Camp Benton (St. Louis, Mo.); St. Louis (Mo.); illness; drills; weather; finances; regimental history;
    • MS 69-124: Ben J. Allen Collection  1861-06-26 Letter from Giles B. Allen

    • Letter from Giles B. Allen to his mother, Nancy Allen, dated June 26, 1861. In this letter, he discusses his health, rotten food, and friends from Saline visiting camp.
    • American Civil War; Giles B. Allen; Allen, Giles B.; Nancy (Whitlsie) Allen; Allen, Nancy (Whitlsie); Sixth Michigan Infantry; 6th Michigan Infantry; Detroit (Mich.); Fort Wayne (Detroit, Mich.); health; illness; food; rations; Saline (Mich.);...
    • MS 2004-23: Bush Family Collection  1864-11-22  Letter from Samuel Willard

    • Letter from Samuel Willard to Cynthia Bush dated November 22, 1864. In this letter, he discusses the death of his brother, Frederick Willard.
    • American Civil War; Samuel Willard; Willard, Samuel; Cynthia (Willard) Bush; Bush, Cynthia (Willard); 136th New York Infantry; One Hundred and Thirty-sixth New York Infantry; Private; Union Prisoners of War;illness; Frederick Willard; Willard,...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-11-23 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated November 23, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the mail, supply trains, dressing hog meat, his health, and a suicide at camp.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Nashville (Tenn.); supplies; railroad; food; illness;...
    • MS 69-110: Cook Family Collection  1861-11-21 Letter from William H.H. Cook

    • Letter from William H.H. Cook to his brother, Amori B. Cook, dated November 21, 1861. In this letter, he discusses unloading hay and oats at camp, friends stationed at Camp Anderson, measles, his uniform, and guard duty. He also writes out the...
    • American Civil War; William H.H. Cook; Cook, William H.H.; Amori B. Cook; Cook, Amori B.; Third Michigan Cavalry; 3rd Michigan Cavalry; Camp Anderson (Grand Rapids, Mich.); horse; chores; uniform; clothes; regimental history; measles; illness;...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1862-01-05 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated January 5, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his father's health, the Trent Affair, his opinion that the war will end in 1863, Colonel Poe, the weather, and camp.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry;Camp Michigan (Va.); health; illness; The Trent Affair; Orlando Metcalfe Poe; Poe, Orlando Metcalfe; weather;...

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