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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 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-06-01 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated June 1, 1861. In this letter, he discusses getting vaccinated, his opinions on the officers, soldier behavior, and religion.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; steamer; vaccination; officers; soldier behavior; religion;
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1863-01-11 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated January 11, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, winter quarters, food rations, religion, camp life, and the health of family members.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; regimental history; camp life; soldier behavior; food; rations; health; illness;
    • MS 69-110: Cook Family Collection  1862-07-25 Letter from George H. Cook

    • Letter from George H. Cook to his father dated July 25, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the movements of troops, his morale, the Battle of Gaines Mill, the Battle of White Oak Swamp, a local cemetery, and his opinion of the war.
    • American Civil War; George H. Cook; Cook, George H.; Joseph Cook; Cook, Joseph; Twenty-seventh New York Infantry; 27th New York Infantry; Charles City (Va.); Harrison's Landing (Va.); regimental history; morale; Battle of Gaines Mill; Gaines' Mill,...
    • MS 2004-23: Bush Family Collection  1863-07-27 Letter from Edwin A. Bush

    • Letter from Edwin A. Bush to Frederick Willard Bush dated July 27, 1863. In this letter, he discusses religion, soldier behavior, the morality of gambling and dancing, Vicksburg, and the status of his regiment.
    • American Civil War; Edwin A. Bush; Bush, Edwin A.; 17th Michigan Infantry; Seventeenth Michigan Infantry; private; religion; soldier behavior; dancing; gambling; Vicksburg (Miss.); Jackson (Miss.)
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1862-12-13 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated December 13, 1862. In this letter, he expresses his feelings for Elizabeth, describes why he enlisted in the army and the challenges he faces. He also asks Elizabeth about her community and...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; courting; camp life; enlistment; morale; soldier behavior; community
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1863-04-17 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated April 17, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the baby's health, Philip H. Sheridan being presented a sword, and drunken soldiers.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Murfreesboro (Tenn.); baby; illness; Philip Henry...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1863-01-21 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated January 21, 1863. In this letter, he discusses picket duty, the staus of family and friends, his opinions on Officers, sleeping conditions, musicians, continuing the battle amongst...
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Murfreesboro (Tenn.); picket duty; soldier behavior;...
    • 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 55-24: Gordon Smith Collection  1861-09-23 Letter from Soloman Kroll

    • Letter from Soloman Kroll to his parents dated September 23, 1861. In this letter, he discusses soldier behavior, an injury to another soldier, men deserting to Canada, and setting out for Washington, D.C.
    • American Civil War; Soloman Kroll; Kroll, Soloman; Eighth Michigan Infantry; 8th Michigan Infantry; private; Detroit (Mich.); soldier behavior; injury; prayer meetings; deserters; Canada;
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1862-10-29 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated October 29, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, food, finances, the weather, soldier life, religion, farming, and his girlfriend, Emma.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Whites Ford (Va.); Arlington (Va.); regimental history; food; finances; weather; soldier life; soldier...
    • MS 2008-46: Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing  1864-09-06 Letter from Mack Ewing

    • Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated September 6, 1864. In this letter, Ewing discusses daily tasks, religion, soldier behavior, the upcoming Presidential election, and his view on the war turning from a war to preserve the Union to a war to...
    • 2nd Michigan Infantry; American Civil War; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Ewing, Mack; Ewing, Nan; Ewing, Nancy (Hank); Nancy (Hank) Ewing; Henry McKendree Ewing; Mack Ewing; Nan Ewing; Second Michigan Infantry; Vallandigham, Clement L.; Slavery; African...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-01-13 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated January 13, 1864. In this letter, he details the role of the Provost Guard in the military and describes several prisoners.
    • 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.); Provost Guard; Union Prisoners of War; Confederate Prisoners...

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