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;...
Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated January 11, 1863. In this letter, he relates how he came to give Elizabeth his picture, describes his work as a teacher, and discusses community news from Byron (Mich.).
American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Byron (Mich.); courting; picture; photograph; portrait; education
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;
Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated August 20, 1864. In this letter, Ewing discusses the status of his regiment and the status of family and friends in Hillsdale County, Michigan.
2nd Michigan Infantry; American Civil War; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Ewing, Mack; Henry McKendree Ewing; Mack Ewing; Second Michigan Infantry; Ewing, Nan; Nan Ewing; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Henry McKendree Ewing;
Letter from Christian Bush to his father, Christian Bush, dated March 19, 1863. In this letter, he discusses illnesses in his company, his sentiments about abolitionists and slavery, and community news.
American Civil War; Bush, Christian; Christian Bush; Christian Bush, Sr.; Bush, Sr., Christian; Washington, D.C.; Seventh Michigan Cavalry; 7th Michigan Cavalry; Corporal; illness; abolitionists; slavery; African Americans;
Letter from William Barnard to Ellen Barnard dated October 9, 1862. In this letter, he describes the status of his regiment, food, and camp life.
American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Ellen Barnard; Barnard, Ellen; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; Sergeant; Pleasant Valley (Md.); regimental history; food; camp life; Harpers Ferry (Va.)
Letter from William A. Barnard to his sister, Emily Barnard, dated June 2, 1863. In this letter, he discusses Au Sable Forks, New York, Kentucky civilians, Grass Lake, Michigan, General Morgan, and his orders to march.
American Civil War; William A. Barnard; Barnard, William A.; Emily Barnard; Barnard, Emily; Twentieth Michigan Infantry; 20th Michigan Infantry; First Lieutenant; Columbia (Ky.); Au Sable Forks (N.Y.); civilians; Grass Lake (Mich.); John Hunt...
Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated September 10, 1862. In this letter, he discusses finances, arriving in Covington, Kentucky, the train ride, food, parades, and camp life.
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 William Houseman and Clarence Houseman to their sister, Sally Wheeler, dated June 10, 1862. In this letter, they discuss the movement of their regiment, their new nickname of Jennison's Jayhawkers, African American Contrabands, and...
American Civil War; William G. Houseman; Houseman, William G.; Clarence L. Houseman; Houseman, Clarence L.; Seventh Kansas Cavalry; 7th Kansas Cavalry; Union City (Tenn.); Jennison's Jayhawkers; regimental history; Jennison's Jayhawkers; African...
Letter from Andy Ewing and D. C. Cherington to Mack Ewing dated January 30, 1865. In this letter, they discuss their health rumors of Confederate surrender, and whether they think Mack should return to the regiment or join the invalid corps.
American Civil War; Andy Ewing; Andrew Adam Ewing; Ewing, Andrew Adam; Ewing, Andy; Cherington, D.C.; Cherington, Dewitt Clinton; D.C. Cherington; Dewitt Clinton Cherington; Ewing, Mack; Mack Ewing; Henry McKendree Ewing; Ewing, Henry McKendree;...