United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 4th (1862-1865)
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Benjamin D. Pritchard records
Scope and Contents This collections contains records, account books and letterbooks of Captain Benjamin D. Pritchard, Commanding Officer of Company L, 4th Michigan Cavalry, dating from August, 1862, to July, 1865. The military materials include two ledger books (1862-1865), five folders of invoices and receipts, and an inventory of Company L's weapons, ammunition, clothing, horses, and track. There are also several roll call issues of supplies.Another ledger gives the daily cash account...
Dates: 1862 - 1911
John C. McLain papers
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a typewritten copy of the Civil War diary (1862-1865) of John C. McLain. The diary gives a good account of Company C's movements and of daily army life. Of special interest are references to troop morale, the capture of Jefferson Davis (May 10, 1865) by General B. B. Pritchard of the Fourth Michigan Calvary, and the demobilization of the armies.The typewritten copy of the diary has been scanned and placed online at ...
Dates: 1883, undated
Othniel Gooding papers
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Civil War letters from Othniel Gooding of the 4th Michigan Cavalry to his fiancee, Lucy Dexter of Milan, Michigan. The 4th Michigan Cavalry was organized in August 1862, and spent much of the war in Tennessee and Kentucky, in scouting and foraging work. This work brought them into frequent clashes with Confederate forces. Gooding's letters describe life in camp, as well as foraging and scouting expeditions. He also comments on Union leaders such as George Thomas...
Dates: 1862 - 1892
Stephen Boyle certificate
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of Stephen Boyle's discharge certificate from the 4th Michigan Cavalry. Boyle enlisted in December 1863, and received a medical discharge in January 1865.