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Alvah Marsh papers

Identifier: c-00110

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Civil War letters written by Alvah Marsh to family and friends. The letters refer frequently to Marsh's brother Frank and to his stepbrothers Edwin and Augustus Holmes (see collections c.108 and c.109). These letters have been transcribed, scanned and placed online at


  • Creation: 1862 - 1864

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.

Biographical Note

Alvah Marsh served with the 7th Michigan Infantry, primarily in Virginia. He was wounded in November 1863, and spent the following months as a patient and later as a nurse in Virginia army hospitals, where he also caught smallpox.

Marsh apparently received a medical discharge in 1864.

His br4other is Benjamin F. Marsh) (also known as Frank) who served in the 8th Michigan Infantry.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)

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Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. Charles Jacobs, 1961-01-23. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

Related Archival Materials

See Also: c.00108 (Augustus Holmes Papers), c.00109 (Edwin Holmes Papers) and c.00110 (Marsh Family Papers).

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University

Property Rights: Michigan State University

Alvah Marsh Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
February 1965
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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