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    • Twenty-Sixth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • This flag was carried by the Twenty-Sixth, which was mustered into service at Jackson on 12 December 1862. Although the regiment saw most of its action in Virginia, it was also sent to help put down draft riots in New York City in 1863. The troops...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Twenty-Sixth Michigan Infantry; 26th Michigan Infantry
    • 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  1864-07-27 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated July 27, 1864. In this letter, he describes the process in which his regiment is fortifying the area from rebel attacks, the surrounding area and rumors of the Union Army's movements.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; White River (Ark.); St. Charles (Ark.); gunboats; regimental history; rifle pit; mail;...
    • 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  1864-05-08 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  1863-10-26 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated October 26, 1863. In this letter, he describes camp life and expresses his growing attachment to Elizabeth.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Camp Chase (Ohio); Columbus (Ohio); camp; camp life; music; morale; courting
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-09-13 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated September 13, 1863. In this letter, he discusses his experience as a paroled soldier, expresses his desire to return to his regiment, and offers his advice on family and community issues.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Dover (Ohio); Ohio; Byron (Mich.); Union Prisoners of War; parole; picture; photograph; portrait
    • 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  1863-02-11 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated February 11, 1863. In this letter, he describes the status and movements of his regiment, the Siege of Vicksburg, Provost Guard duty, and his opinions on courting.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Vicksburg (Miss.); Siege of Vicksburg; Young's Point (La.); Steamer Henry Clay;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1862-07-13 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated July 13, 1862. In this letter, he thanks Elizabeth for sending her picture, discusses the status of his regiment, and inquires about community news.
    • 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; Kentucky; picture; photograph; portrait;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1861-05-19 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated May 19, 1961. In this letter, he discusses the trip taken by himself and his squad from Michigan to Ohio via steamer and train.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Detroit River; Lake Erie; Michigan; Ohio; Cleveland (Ohio); Steamer Cleveland;...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1863-02-16 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated February 16, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the status of family and friends, dysentery, and the price of food.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Murfreesboro (Tenn.); dysentery; illness; health;...
    • 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 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-10-23 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated October 23, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his health, farming, deserting Confederate troops, and visiting friends.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Louisville (Ky.); dysentery; agriculture; women;...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-10-10 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated October 10, 1862. In this letter, he discusses a skirmish, scouting, local citizens, and the status of family and friends on the front.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Louisville (Ky.); skirmish; scout; civilians; Battle...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-08-01 Letter from Clarence L. Houseman

    • Letter from Clarence Houseman to his sister, Sally Wheeler, dated August 13, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the movements of his regiment, the death of their brother, William, and an anecdote about an African American.
    • American Civil War; Clarence L. Houseman; Houseman, Clarence L.; Sally (Houseman) Wheeler; Wheeler, Sally (Houseman); Rienzi (Miss.); regimental history; William G. Houseman; Houseman, William G.; death; dysentery; African Americans; southern...
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1863-04-13 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William A. Barnard to his father, Stephen A. Barnard dated April 13, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, Kentuckians views of Potomac troupes, runaway slaves, his desire for a furlough, Copperheads, and his...
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Stephen A. Barnard; Barnard, Stephen A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; Lebanon (Ky.); regimental history; battle strategy; civilians; slavery;...

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