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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 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-09-27 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated September 27, 1862. In this letter, he discusses arriving in Louisville, building a rifle pit, marching, and his impressions of Louisville.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Louisville (Ky.); rifle pit; marching;
    • MS 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1862-09-21 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William Barnard to his sister dated September 21, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, his impressions of the locals, daily life, and African Americans following the regiment.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; Frederick (Md.); Sergeant; regimental history; civilians; southern society; camp life; African Americans; Slavery;
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-05-08 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated May 8, 1864. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment, skirmishes, and the hope that General Ulysses Grant will end the war soon.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Baton Rouge (La.); regimental history; marching; Clinton (La.); Red River (La.);...
    • Ernst Floeter Transcript

    • Interview with Ernst Floeter, a former German soldier who served as an American prisoner of war during World War II.
    • Oral History; World War II; prisoners; German
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-09-13 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated September 13, 1863. In this letter, he discusses his experience as a paroled soldier, expresses his desire to return to his regiment, and offers his advice on family and community issues.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Dover (Ohio); Ohio; Byron (Mich.); Union Prisoners of War; parole; picture; photograph; portrait
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-12-10 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated December 10, 1863. In this letter, he relates his opinions on education, churches in the area, weather, the cost of food, and John Hunt Morgan's escape from the Ohio Penitentiary.
    • 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.); education; Provost Guard; religion; weather; food; finances;...
    • Second Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The Second entered Petersburg, Virginia, in the early morning of 3 April 1865, on the heels of the First Michigan Sharpshooters. The Second raised the second Union flag over Petersburg—the flag seen here—over the Customs House. This flag was issued...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry
    • 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  1863-01-08 Letter from George L. Daniels

    • Letter from George L. Daniels to Arza Bartholomew, dated January 8, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, marching, rations, looting, the weather, and the reasons for the war.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; George L. Daniels; Daniels, George L; Fifty-third Illinois Infantry; 53rd Illinois Infantry; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Holly Springs (Miss.); regimental history;...
    • 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 55-7: William A. Barnard Collection  1862-08-23 Letter from William Barnard

    • Letter from William Barnard to his father, Stephan A. Barnard dated August 23, 1862. In this letter he discusses his enlistment, his regiment, and his expectation of a promotion.
    • American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Stephen A. Barnard; Barnard, Stephen A.; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; Jackson (Mich.); Sergeant; enlistment; promotion; regimental history;

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