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;...
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;
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 Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated November 24, 1862. In this letter, he discusses Frank's health, picket duty, food, movements of the Confederate Cavalry, the status of family and friends on the front, and the baby.
Letter from Enoch Ewing to Mack Ewing dated November 6, 1864. In this letter, he discusses family news, the status of family members serving on the front, the upcoming Presidential election, and Copperheads.
American Civil War; Enoch Ewing; Ewing, Enoch; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Ewing, Mack; Henry McKendree Ewing; Mack Ewing; Presidential Election of 1864; Copperhead Movement; northern peace movement;
This volume follows the Michigan volunteers in the Twentieth Michigan Infantry. The series is a compilation of the military history of each soldier of the Civil War who was a resident of the State of Michigan at the time of enlistment.