Augustus Holmes papers
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of Civil War letters written by Augustus Holmes to family and friends. His letters describe guard duty as well as some scouting and raiding in Virginia. They also express Holmes' dissatisfaction with hospital life. Holmes frequently asked for or passed on news of his brother Edwin and stepbrothers Frank and Alvah Marsh (see collections c.109 and c.110). These materials have been transcribed, scanned and placed online at http://civilwar.archives.msu.edu/collection/7-1C-D/AugustusHolmes/.
Some typed descriptions are included in place of the original letters.
- 1862 - 1865
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
Augustus Holmes enlisted in the 6th Michigan Cavalry in 1862 and spent several months on guard duty in Washington, D.C. He was wounded in the battle of the Wilderness in May 1864. The wound kept him in army hospitals for the rest of the war.
0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)
Language of Materials
Gift of Mrs. Charles Jacobs, 1961-01-26. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.
Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University
- Augustus Holmes Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- February 1965
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.