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    • 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 70-99: Civil War Diary of Lorenzo A. Barker  1862-1863 Diary of Lorenzo A. Barker

    • 1862-1863 Diary of Lorenzo Barker. In this diary, Barker discusses daily life while stationed around Corinth Mississippi. In the diary he describes witnessing a deserter execution, bringing in Confederate prisoners, battle experiences, and...
    • American Civil War; Barker, Lorenzo A.; Lorenzo A. Barker; Western Sharpshooters; 66th Illinois Infantry; Sixty-sixth Illinois Infantry; Corinth (Miss.); regimental history; Confederate Prisoners of War; deserters;
    • 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
    • Eleventh Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The Eleventh Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment was recruited primarily from St. Joseph County and mustered in at White Pigeon in late 1861. In late November, the ladies of St. Joseph County presented the regiment with a battle flag. The Three...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Eleventh Michigan Infantry; 11th Michigan Infantry
    • First Michigan Colored Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • At the start of the Civil War, Blacks were not allowed to serve in the Union Army although many were eager to do so. Although Congress authorized the raising of African-American regiments in 1862, it was not until early 1863—after the...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; First Michigan Colored Infantry; 1st Michigan Colored Infantry
    • Fourth Michigan Cavalry (Regimental) Battle Flag

    • The Fourth mustered in at Detroit in August 1862 under the command of Robert H. G. Minty. In November 1864, after the Fourth had been in the field for more than two years, this flag—bearing 40 battle honors—was sent to the regiment by the...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Fourth Michigan Cavalry; 4th Michigan Cavalry
    • Fourth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • On 21 June 1861, the regiment received its first flag from the ladies of Adrian who had sewn the legend "The Ladies of Adrian to the 4th Regiment—Defend It" on the flag. "While I have the honor to command these brave men, while my life shall be...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Fourth Michigan Infantry; 4th Michigan Infantry
    • Ninth Michigan Cavalry (Regimental) Battle Flag

    • This flag was presented to the Ninth Michigan Volunteer Cavalry Regiment when its men were mustered in during 1863 in Coldwater. Writing in 1876, Adjutant General John Robertson described the flag as a "very neat and finely lettered silk standard,...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Ninth Michigan Cavalry; 9th Michigan Cavalry
    • 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 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1864-06-19 Letter from Mack Ewing

    • Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated June 19, 1864. In this letter, Ewing describes his health, his stay in the City Point Hospital, witnessing amputations at the Division Hospital, the status of family friends serving on the front, and the...
    • American Civil War; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Ewing, Mack; Ewing, Nan; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Henry McKendree Ewing; Mack Ewing; Nan Ewing;City Point Hospital (Hopewell, Va.); hospital; United States Christian Commission; wound; amputation; 2nd...
    • MS 88-270: Harold Reichtmyer collection  1927-06-08 1927 Program for Veterans' Annual Encampment

    • 1927 program for the 49th annual encampment of the Army of the Grand Republic, 8th annual encampment of Veterans of Foreign Wars, 24th annual encampment of United Spanish War Veterans, and the 2nd annual encampment of 33rd Michigan Volunteer...
    • American Civil War; Grand Army of the Republic; Veterans of Foreign Wars; United Spanish War Veterans; 33rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry Division; Thirty-third Michigan Volunteer Infantry Division; Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War; Women's...
    • MS 70-57: W. R. Fudge Collection  1861-1863 Diary of James W. Hoffman Transcript

    • 1861-1863 Diary transcript of James W. Hoffman. In this diary, he discusses joining his regiment, riding on the railroad, soldier life, picket duty, dress parades, illnesses, riding a steamboat, his horse, skirmishes, visiting locals, African...
    • American Civil War; Hoffman, James W.; James W. Hoffman; 3rd Michigan Cavalry; Third Michigan Cavalry; enlistment; railroad; soldier life; picket duty; dress parade; illness; health; steamer; horse; skirmish; civilians; African Americans; slavery;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-06-09 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbot dated June 9, 1863. In this letter, he discusses trouble acquiring stamps to mail his letters, family gossip, his wound and the Union hospital. He also briefly mentions being taken prisoner at...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Memphis (Tenn.); Vicksburg (Miss.); courting; mail; wound; Union Prisoners of War;...
    • 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  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  1863-02-03 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated February 3, 1863. In this letter, he describes his duties, the availability and cost of food, rumors of a revolution in the north, and the Byron (Mich.) community.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Provost Guard; health; cooking; food; politics; postal service; mail; Byron (Mich.);...

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