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    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-08-23 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated August 23, 1861. In this letter, he discusses his father's health, supplies (including food and clothing), moving timber, family news.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Arlington (Va.); health; illness; amputation; supplies; food; clothes; lumber;
    • 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;
    • 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;...
    • 22nd Michigan Infantry - Page 015

    • This volume follows the Michigan volunteers in the Twenty-Second Michigan Infantry. The series is a compilation of the military history of each soldier of the Civil War who was a resident of the State of Michigan at the time of enlistment.
    • American Civil War; Regimental Histories; Soldiers; 22nd Michigan Infantry; Twenty-Second Michigan Infantry;
    • Antrim - Rail cars hauling lumber

    • Black and white photograph from circa 1895-1905 showing an aerial view of lumber loaded onto railcars in Antrim, Michigan. This lumber was headed for the Antrim Iron Company sawmill.
    • Antrim (Mich.); Antrim County (Mich.); railroad cars; aerial views; lumber; railroad yards; ; storefronts; street scenes; cityscapes; logging industry
    • Bay City - 1850s Bay City

    • Black and white copy print of a lithograph of Bay City in the early 1850s, showing the Saginaw River in the foreground. Lumber was a major industry in the Saginaw Valley region, and this image shows one of Bay City's saw mills, as well as the...
    • Bay City (Mich.); Bay County (Mich.); aerial views; Saginaw River (Mich.); rivers; lumber; cityscapes; logging industry
    • Big Rapids - "General View of the Mills and Yards of Jones & Green"

    • Black and white photograph from souvenir folder of Big Rapids, published in approximately 1907, depicting the sawmill and lumber yards of Jones & Green manufacturing. Jones & Green manufactured building materials, from sashes, doors and blinds, to...
    • Big Rapids (Mich.); Mecosta County (Mich.); Jones & Green (Big Rapids, Mich.); manufacturing; mills; factories; lumber; railroad tracks; railroad cars; logging industry
    • Big Rapids - "Birdseye View of the Office, Mills and Yards of Ward Bros."

    • Black and white photograph from souvenir folder of Big Rapids, published in approximately 1907, depicting an aerial view of part of the Ward Bros. factory in Big Rapids, Michigan. Included in this image are the offices, mills, and lumber yards....
    • Big Rapids (Mich.); Mecosta County (Mich.); Ward Bros. (Big Rapids, Mich.); factories; manufacturing; mills; aerial views; lumber; cityscapes; logging industry
    • Cheboygan - "Birds Eye View Showing Courthouse and River, Cheboygan, Mich."

    • Black and white postcard from approximately 1910 of an aerial view of Cheboygan, Michigan, along the Cheboygan River. The large red brick building with the clock tower on the left is the Cheboygan County Courthouse, built 1898-1900. The building...
    • Cheboygan (Mich.); Cheboygan County (Mich.); Cheboygan River (Mich.); Cheboygan County Courthouse (Cheboygan, Mich.); First Congregational Church (Cheboygan, Mich.); Cheboygan Brewing & Malting Company (Cheboygan, Mich.); Cheboygan High School...
    • Alger, Russell A.

    • Russell A. Alger, 20th Governor of Michigan, 1885-1886. Republican. Born in Ohio in 1836. Died 1907. Buried in Detroit. Worked in the lumber industry.
    • Governors; Alger, Russell A.
    • Bliss, Aaron T.

    • Aaron T. Bliss, 25th Governor of Michigan, 1901-1904. Republican. Religion: Methodist. Born in New York in 1837. Died 1906. Buried in Saginaw. Worked in the business and lumber trades.
    • Governors; Bliss, Aaron T.
    • Crapo, Henry H.

    • Henry H. Crapo, 14th Governor of Michigan, 1865-1868. Republican. Religion: Christian Church/Universalist. Born in Massachusetts in 1804. Died 1869. Buried in Flint. Worked in the lumber industry.
    • Governors; Crapo, Henry H.
    • Jerome, David H.

    • David H. Jerome, 18th Governor of Michigan, 1881-1881. Republican. Religion: Episcopal. Born in Detroit in 1829. Died 1896. Buried in Saginaw. Worked in the business and lumber trades.
    • Governors; Jerome, David H.


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