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Manuel McCormick diary

Identifier: c-00489

Scope and Contents

The collection includes the diary of Manuel McCormick of Lenawee County, Michigan. The entries describe his experiences, troop movements, and battles through the southern United States, particularly Tennessee, while a soldier during the American Civil War, from January 1863 through July 1864.


  • Creation: 1836 - 1886

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

Manuel McCormick was born 21 March 1834 in Pennsylvania. He enlisted in Company F, Ohio Infantry 47th Regiment on 15 June 1861; transferred to Company I on 8 August 1861. He was promoted to Corporal on 12 October 1862 and then to Sergeant on 16 July 1863. He mustered out on 20 August 1864 on expiration of term of service. After the war, he was a farmer and lived in Riga, Lenawee County, Michigan. He died 27 March 1910.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)

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Custodial History

Gift of Johnathon A. Truxton, 1973-08-22.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Manuel McCormick Diary
4 Published And Cataloged
June 1976
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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