Arnold family papers
Scope and Contents
This collections consists primarily of Civil War letters from William, Henry, and Uriah Arnold. William enlisted in the 1st Michigan Cavalry, which served in the eastern campaigns. After the war, the regiment was sent west to protect settlers from the Indians; William wrote from Kansas and Utah, complaining that the Army had forgotten his regiment. Uriah served in the 23rd Michigan Infantry in the western campaigns, and his letters describe the hard fighting around Atlanta. One letter from Henry, in the 26th Michigan Infantry, complains about the hard life of a soldier and condemns Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party.
Eleven letters have been transcribed, scanned and put online at
- 1861 - 1870
- Arnold family (William Arnold) (Family)
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.
0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)
Language of Materials
Gift of Chamberlain Memorial Museum, date unknown. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum
Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University
- Atlanta Campaign, 1864
- Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
- Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States. Army -- Military life -- History -- 19th century
- United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1866)
- United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 23rd (1862-1865)
- United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 26th (1862-1865)
- Arnold Family Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- October 1964
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.