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    • 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 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-10-04 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated October 4, 1863. In this letter, he discusses his new Lee-Enfield Rifle and the likely short duration of his stay in Camp Chase. He goes on to describe a theological discussion that he had...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Columbus (Ohio); Camp Chase (Ohio); camp; camp life; soldier life; Lee-Enfield rifle;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1862-10-06 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated October 6, 1862. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment as they moved through enemy territory in the Cumberland Gap and traveled back to Ohio.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Ohio River (Ohio); Little Sandy River (Ky.); Ohio; Kentucky; Cumberland Mountains;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1863-01-15 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated January 15, 1863. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment, his experience on Provost Guard and the prisoners in care of his regiment. He also expresses his feelings for...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Arkansas River (Ark.); Steamer Empress; steamer; Vicksburg (Miss.); regimental...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-12-07 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated December 7, 1862. In this letter, he discusses Frank's health, soldier life, agriculture, the status of family and friends, 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.); soldier life; agriculture; baby;
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1862-08-19 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated August 19, 1862. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment and skirmishes in the Cumberland Mountains. He also discusses religion, courting, and soldier life.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Cumberland Mountains; Cumberland Gap; Kentucky; regimental history; skirmish;...
    • 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 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-01-28 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated January 28, 1864. In this letter, he discusses the livestock availability in Louisiana, food prices, and southern society.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Louisiana; soldier life; food; finances; southern society; southern women; Provost...
    • MS 91-405: Jackson Family Collection  1863-07-27 Letter from Sanford Douglass Payne

    • Letter from Sanford Douglass Payne to Elizabeth Caroline Wilcox Jackson dated July 27, 1863. In this letter, Payne, as close family friend of the Jacksons, gives his apologizes for not writing sooner, describes his experiences of soldier life, and...
    • American Civil War; Elizabeth Caroline Jackson; Jackson, Elizabeth Caroline; Sanford Douglass Payne; Payne, Sanford Douglass; Eighth Michigan Cavalry; 8th Michigan Cavalry; sergeant; Charles Jackson; Jackson, Charles; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd...
    • MS 69-121: Grace Dunham Collection  1861-07-28 Letter from Alphonso Crane

    • Letter from Alphonso Crane to his father, William Crane, dated July 28, 1861. In this letter, he discusses finances, Bull Run, soldier life, family news, entertainment, his health, and the family farm.
    • American Civil War; Alphonso D. Crane; Crane, Alphonso D.; William Crane; Crane, William; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Arlington Heights (Va.); finances; Battle of Bull Run; Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861; soldier life;...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1862-12-19 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated December 19, 1862. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment, relates his opinion of General William Tecumseh Sherman and General George W. Morgan, and discusses the life of a...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Sherman, William Tecumseh; William Tecumseh Sherman; Morgan, George W.; George W....
    • MS 69-124: Ben J. Allen Collection  1864-06-05 Letter from Giles B. Allen

    • Letter from Giles Allen to his mother, Nancy Allen, dated June 5, 1864. In this letter, he discusses writing letters, the reputation of the 6th Michigan Infantry, his time in the service, General Sherman, the movements of his regiment, soldier...
    • American Civil War; Giles B. Allen; Allen, Giles B.; Nancy (Whitlsie) Allen; Allen, Nancy (Whitlsie); Sixth Michigan Infantry; 6th Michigan Infantry; Port Hudson (La.); mail; Sherman, William Tecumseh; William Tecumseh Sherman; soldier life;...
    • MS 91-405: Jackson Family Collection  1863-11-01 Letter from Sandford Douglass Payne

    • Letter from Sanford Douglass Payne to Elizabeth Prudence Jackson dated November 1, 1863. In this letter, he describes that status of Charles Jackson, brother to Elizabeth, and his regiment. Payne also expresses his feelings on soldier life and...
    • American Civil War; Elizabeth Prudence Jackson; Jackson, Elizabeth Prudence; Sanford Douglass Payne; Payne, Sanford Douglass; Eighth Michigan Cavalry; 8th Michigan Cavalry; Sergeant; Charles Jackson; Jackson, Charles; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd...
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-01-27 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated January 27, 1864. In this letter, he describes prisoners in his care as Provost Guard, comments on southern society, and discusses his opinions "My diary North and South" by William Howard...
    • 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; Confederate Prisoners of War; prisoners;...

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