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Letters, September 1862 - October 1863

 File — Folder: 1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This collection contains Civil War letters from Albert W. Barber to his family while serving with Company F, 18th Michigan Infantry, in Kentucky and Tennessee. In the letters, primarily written to his mother, he talks about camp life, his friends, officers of the regiment, and particularly about the weather.

In addition, Albert talks about town life, particularly in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky, and Nashville, Tennessee, and about the prices of perishable goods.

The letters also express his hostility toward African Americans, and especially toward the idea of African Americans serving in the Union army.

These letters have been transcribed, scanned and put online at


  • September 1862 - October 1863

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US