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    • 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 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 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1861-04-19 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William Barnard to Emily Barnard dated April 19, 1861. In this letter he discusses his impressions of Lansing, Michigan, the recruitment of troupes, and the euphoria surrounding the beginning of the war.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Emily Barnard; Barnard, Emily; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; Sergeant; Lansing (Mich.); enlistment; morale
    • First Michigan Sharpshooters Battle Flag

    • This is the first Union flag to fly over Petersburg, the last rebel stronghold in Virginia. On 3 April 1865, after a nine-month siege, Petersburg fell to the Union. The First Michigan Sharpshooters, an elite regiment of marksmen, were the first...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; First Michigan Sharpshooters; 1st Michigan Sharpshooters
    • 27th Michigan Infantry - Page 002

    • This volume follows the Michigan volunteers in the Twenty-Seventh 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; 27th Michigan Infantry; Twenty-Seventh Michigan Infantry;
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1864-01-25 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William Barnard to his sister, Ellen Barnard, dated January 25, 1864. In this letter, he discusses his injury, and rumors concerning General Burnside.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Ellen Barnard; Barnard, Ellen; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; furlough; Detroit (Mich.); Ambrose Burnside; Burnside, Ambrose; injury;
    • 08th Michigan Cavalry - Page 002

    • This volume follows the Eighth Michigan Cavalry regiment. 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; Eighth Michigan Cavalry; 8th Michigan Cavalry
    • Twentieth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The Twentieth was recruited from Washtenaw, Jackson, Calhoun, Eaton and Ingham Counties and mustered in at Jackson in August 1862. The regiment saw action primarily in Virginia and Tennessee. In 1864, this flag replaced one lost in desperate...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; 20th Michigan Infantry; Twentieth Michigan Infantry
    • 02nd Michigan Infantry - page 002

    • This volume follows the Michigan volunteers in the 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; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Second Michigan Infantry
    • Fifth Michigan Cavalry (Regimental) Battle Flag

    • This flag belonged to the Fifth Michigan Volunteer Cavalry, which was raised in the Detroit area and mustered in on 30 August 1862. The Fifth Michigan Cavalry joined the First, Sixth and Seventh Cavalry regiments to make up the Michigan Cavalry...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Fifth Michigan Cavalry; 5th Michigan Cavalry
    • Twenty-Second Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • Drawing volunteers from the Oakland, Macomb and Lapeer counties, the regiment was mustered into service at Pontiac in August 1862. The regiment was raised and commanded by Colonel Moses Wisner, governor of Michigan from 1859 to 1860. On September...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; 22nd Infantry; Twenty-Second Infantry
    • Fifth Michigan Cavalry Battle Flag

    • This swallowtail guidon belonged to the Fifth Michigan Cavalry raised in the Detroit area in 1862. The Fifth joined the First, Sixth and Seventh Cavalry regiments to make the Michigan Cavalry Brigade commanded by General George Custer. After the...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Fifth Michigan Cavalry; 5th Michigan Cavalry
    • Twenty-Second Michigan Infantry (Regimental) Battle Flag

    • Drawing volunteers from the Oakland, Macomb and Lapeer counties, the regiment was mustered into service at Pontiac in August 1862. The regiment was raised and commanded by Colonel Moses Wisner, governor of Michigan from 1859 to 1860. On September...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; 22nd Infantry; Twenty-Second Infantry
    • Fifth Michigan Cavalry Battle Flag

    • This swallowtail guidon belonged to the Fifth Michigan Cavalry raised in the Detroit area in 1862. The Fifth joined the First, Sixth and Seventh Cavalry regiments to make the Michigan Cavalry Brigade commanded by General George Custer. After the...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Fifth Michigan Cavalry; 5th Michigan Cavalry
    • 20th Michigan Infantry - Page 002

    • This volume follows the Michigan volunteers in the Twentieth 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; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry
    • Twenty-Second Michigan Infantry (Regimental) Battle Flag

    • Drawing volunteers from the Oakland, Macomb and Lapeer counties, the regiment was mustered into service at Pontiac in August 1862. The regiment was raised and commanded by Colonel Moses Wisner, governor of Michigan from 1859 to 1860. On September...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; 22nd Infantry; Twenty-Second Infantry

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