United States. Army. Michigan Engineers and Mechanics Regiment, 1st (1861-1865)
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Campbell family papers
Scope and Contents The Campbell family papers consist primarily of Civil War letters from Alexander and Allen Campbell to their father, John, in Groveland, Michigan. The Campbell brothers joined the 1st Michigan engineers and served for the most part in Tennessee, where they helped build bridges and repair railroads. The letters discuss their experiences and home matters as well as recruitment and opposition to the draft. Their regiment later joined Sherman for his March to the Sea. In one letter Allen...
Dates: 1860 - 1866
Edwin R. Osband diaries
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three diaries (1861-1864) of Edwin R. Osband of Wayne County, Michigan, kept during his service in the Civil War.The diary entries express alarm at the "profanity and wickedness" among the soldiers (December 23, 1861), describe exorbitant prices in Nashville (February, 1862), and predict that "the war will not be of long duration" (January 9, 1862). There are also comments on a dispute over pay among members of the regiment (1862), and reports on food...
Dates: 1861 - 1866
Simeon A. Howe letters
Scope and Contents This collection contains photocopies of handwritten transcriptions by the donor of eighty-nine Civil War letters (1863-1865) from Simeon A. Howe to his wife Cindonia Endocia Pratt Howe.The letters relate the activities of Howe's regiment, Simeon's cooking, and give a descriptive view of army life in general. Near the end of Simeon's service, a few letters deal with the death of their young son, Owen. Also included are a photocopy of an army pension document issued to Howe...
Dates: 1863 - 1890