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    • 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 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1863-03-10 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated March 10, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his father's health, the mail, Copperheads, the Conscription Act of 1863, and emancipation.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Newport News (Va.); health; mail; postal service; Copperhead Movement; Conscription Act of 1863; Emancipation...
    • 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  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  1863-12-27 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis dated month day, year. In this letter, he describes soldier life, Provost Guard duty, a draft, abolitionists, and family and community news.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; mail; postal service; Christmas; theater; Provost Gaurd; prisoners; courting; draft;...
    • 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 61-21: Waldo LaRue Collection  1862-10-29 Letter from George C. Gordon

    • Letter from George Gordon to his wife, Carrie Gordon, dated October 29, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the mail, the movements of his regiment, civilians, and the status of family and friends on the front.
    • American Civil War; George C. Gordon; Gordon, George C.; Caroline (Spencer) Gordon; Gordon, Caroline (Spencer); Carrie Gordon; Gordon, Carrie; Captain; Commissioned Officer; Petersville (Md.); Camp Hickey (Petersville, Mich.); mail; postal service;...
    • MS 58-3: Julia Button Naylor Collection  1862-11-12 Letter from Frank Button

    • Letter from Frank Button to his mother, Rebecca Button, dated November 10 and 12, 1862. In this letter, he discusses fortifications around Nashville, his father's health, the mail, becoming a drummer, and finances.
    • American Civil War; Frank H. Button; Button, Frank H.; Rebecca Button; Button, Rebecca; Fourteenth Michigan Infantry; 14th Michigan Infantry; Musician; Nashville (Tenn.); regimental history; mail; postal service; finances;
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1863-04-12 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his sister, Lura, dated April 12, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the mail, sending a photograph, and the status of his regiment.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; Lura Huff; Huff, Lura; Zelura (Crane) Huff; Huff, Zelura (Crane); Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Lebanon (Ky.); mail; postal service; photograph; picture; regimental...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-01-03 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated January 3, 1864. In this letter, he expresses his enjoyment of writing, laments the postal service, discusses southern society in Louisiana, and describes a Confederate prisoner of war in his...
    • 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.); Louisiana; postal service; mail; soldier behavior; holiday;...
    • MS 69-124: Ben J. Allen Collection  1862-07-02 Letter from Giles B. Allen

    • Letter from Giles B. Allen to his mother, Nancy Allen, dated July 2, [1862]. In this letter, he discusses the mail, the health of his regiment, the weather, and finances.
    • American Civil War; Giles B. Allen; Allen, Giles B.; Nancy (Whitlsie) Allen; Allen, Nancy (Whitlsie); Sixth Michigan Infantry; 6th Michigan Infantry; Baton Rouge (La.); mail; postal service; health; illness; weather; finances; Corporal;
    • 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.);...
    • MS 91-405: Jackson Family Collection  1863-11-01 Letter from Sandford Douglass Payne

    • Letter from Sanford Douglass Payne to Elizabeth Prudence Jackson dated November 1, 1863. In this letter, he describes that status of Charles Jackson, brother to Elizabeth, and his regiment. Payne also expresses his feelings on soldier life and...
    • American Civil War; Elizabeth Prudence Jackson; Jackson, Elizabeth Prudence; Sanford Douglass Payne; Payne, Sanford Douglass; Eighth Michigan Cavalry; 8th Michigan Cavalry; Sergeant; Charles Jackson; Jackson, Charles; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd...
    • MS 91-405: Jackson Family Collection  1864-05-07 Letter from Sanford Douglass Payne

    • Letter from Sanford Douglass Payne to Elizabeth Prudence Jackson dated May 7, 1864. In this letter, he discusses the upcoming summer campaign and his predictions for the war.
    • American Civil War; Elizabeth Prudence Jackson; Jackson, Elizabeth Prudence; Sanford Douglass Payne; Payne, Sanford Douglass; Eighth Michigan Cavalry; 8th Michigan Cavalry; Sergeant; Charles Jackson; Jackson, Charles; death; Cumberland Gap;...
    • 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;...

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