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

    • Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated August 5, 1864. In this letter, Ewing describes Washington, D.C. and the status of family and friends serving on the front.. In an attached undated letter, he discusses religion, his health, furloughs, and...
    • 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; Nancy (Hank) Ewing; religion;
    • 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  1862-11-24 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 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 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;
    • Eighth Michigan Cavalry Battle Flag

    • Organized at Mount Clemens, this regiment was sent to Kentucky in May 1863 to chase General John Morgan, whose rebel raiders were terrorizing Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. Before the regiment left for Kentucky, the ladies of Mount Clemens gave the...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Eighth Michigan Cavalry; 8th Michigan Cavalry
    • 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
    • Fourteenth Michigan Infantry Battle Flag

    • The Fourteenth was mustered into service in February 1862 at Ypsilanti with troops from Grand Rapids, Lansing, Owosso and Detroit. Sent to Tennessee, the regiment was issued horses and pressed into duty as "mounted infantry" to scout, defend...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Fourteenth Michigan Infantry; 14th Michigan Infantry
    • Fourteenth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The Fourteenth was mustered into service in February 1862 at Ypsilanti with troops from Grand Rapids, Lansing, Owosso and Detroit. Sent to Tennessee, the regiment was issued horses and pressed into duty as "mounted infantry" to scout, defend...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Fourteenth Michigan Infantry; 14th Michigan Infantry
    • Fourteenth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The Fourteenth was mustered into service in February 1862 at Ypsilanti with troops from Grand Rapids, Lansing, Owosso and Detroit. Sent to Tennessee, the regiment was issued horses and pressed into duty as "mounted infantry" to scout, defend...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Fourteenth Michigan Infantry; 14th Michigan Infantry
    • Fourteenth Michigan Infantry (Regimental) Battle Flag

    • The Fourteenth was mustered into service in February 1862 at Ypsilanti with troops from Grand Rapids, Lansing, Owosso and Detroit. Sent to Tennessee, the regiment was issued horses and pressed into duty as "mounted infantry" to scout, defend...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Fourteenth Michigan Infantry; 14th Michigan Infantry
    • Fourteenth Michigan Infantry (Regimental) Battle Flag

    • The Fourteenth was mustered into service in February 1862 at Ypsilanti with troops from Grand Rapids, Lansing, Owosso and Detroit. Sent to Tennessee, the regiment was issued horses and pressed into duty as "mounted infantry" to scout, defend...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Fourteenth Michigan Infantry; 14th Michigan Infantry
    • 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 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 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 61-21: 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,...

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