Letter from Ambrose Abbott to Alvin Hank dated February 12, 1863. In this letter, he discusses his views on the war and the Copperhead Movement, and the status of his son, Gardner Hank, serving on the front.
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.
Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated October 10, 1862. In this letter, he discusses a skirmish, scouting, local citizens, and the status of family and friends on the front.
Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated February 9, 1863. In this letter, he discusses the mail, politics in the North, homesickness, the status of family and friends, and finances.
American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Murfreesboro (Tenn.); postal service; mail; politics;...
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;
Mustered into service in Detroit on 26 August 1862, the Seventeenth fought its first battle at South Mountain, Maryland. There, the untried troops drove the enemy from a stone wall, earning the nickname of the "Stonewall Regiment."