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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 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1864-05-08 Letter from Mack Ewing

    • Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated May 8, 1864. In this letter, Ewing describes Washington, D.C., seeing President Lincoln in church, his travels, and seeing Confederate prisoners of war.
    • Ewing, Henry McKendree; Ewing, Mack; Henry McKendree Ewing; Mack Ewing; Ewing, Nan; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Abraham Lincoln; Lincoln, Abraham; Confederate Prisoners of War; American Civil War; Nan Ewing; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Second Michigan...
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1862-12-01 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William Barnard to his father, Stephen Barnard, dated December 1, 1862. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment, Fredericksburg, Virginia, the replacement of McClellan with Burnside, his promotion, supplies, and the...
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Stephen A. Barnard; Barnard, Stephen A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; Sergeant Major; Fredericksburg (Va.); regimental history; George McClellan; McClellan,...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-11-24 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated November 24, 1862. In this letter, he discusses Frank's health, picket duty, food, movements of the Confederate Cavalry, the status of family and friends on the front, and the baby.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Nashville (Tenn.); picket duty; Confederate Cavalry;...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-11-23 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated November 23, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the mail, supply trains, dressing hog meat, his health, and a suicide at camp.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Nashville (Tenn.); supplies; railroad; food; illness;...
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1865-04-15 Letter from Emily Barnard

    • Letter from Emily Barnard to her sister, Ellen Barnard, dated April 15, 1865. In this letter, she discusses a visit from her brother, William A. Barnard, the assassination of President Lincoln, and courting.
    • American Civil War; Emily Barnard; Barnard, Emily; Ellen Barnard; Barnard, Ellen; Groton (Mass.); William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; "Richmond has Fallen"; Abraham Lincoln; Lincoln, Abraham; courting; music;
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-11-12 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated November 12, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the Confederate Army's destruction of a bridge, seeing General Rosecrans, the status of his regiment, and the baby.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Nashville (Tenn.); Confederate Army; bridge; William...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-08-13 Letter from Clarence L. Houseman

    • Letter from Clarence Houseman to his sister, Sally Wheeler, dated August 13, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the weather, William Houseman's death, receiving William's belongings, and continues his anecdote from his letter of August 1.
    • American Civil War; Clarence L. Houseman; Houseman, Clarence L.; Sally (Houseman) Wheeler; Wheeler, Sally (Houseman); Rienzi (Miss.); William G. Houseman; Houseman, William G.; death; weather; soldier behavior; officers; African Americans; southern...
    • 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 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1864-07-04 Letter from Mack Ewing

    • Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated July 4, 1864. In this letter, Ewing describes the lack of 4th of July festivities at the hospital, the wound to his left hand (occurred June 20, 1864), and the amputation of Captain Richard Ricaby's arm.
    • 2nd Michigan Infantry; American Civil War; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Ewing, Mack; Ewing, Nan; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Henry McKendree Ewing; Mack Ewing; Nan Ewing; Second Michigan Infantry; City Point Hospital (Hopewell, Va.); hospital; nursing;...
    • MS 61-21: Waldo LaRue Collection  1862-11-12 Letter from George C. Gordon

    • Letter from George Gordon to his wife, Carrie Gordon, dated November 12, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the health of friends, the change from General McClellan to General Burnside, and finances.
    • American Civil War; George C. Gordon; Gordon, George C.; Caroline (Spencer) Gordon; Gordon, Caroline (Spencer); Carrie Gordon; Gordon, Carrie; Captain; Commissioned Officer; Fayettesville (Va.); illness; jaundice; George McClellan; McClellan,...
    • 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;...

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