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Alvah Marsh papers
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 http://civilwar.archives.msu.edu/collection/7-1C-8/alvahmarsh/.
Dates: 1862 - 1864
Edwin Holmes papers
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Edwin Holmes' Civil War letters to family and friends. His letters deal primarily with his health and with family matters. There are frequent references to his brother Augustus and stepbrother Alvah Marsh (see c.108, c.110).Also included in this collection are several letters from Holmes' stepbrother Frank Marsh, describing his work in an army hospital in Detroit.These materials have been transcribed, scanned and placed online at ...
Dates: 1862 - 1864
Israel G. Atkins papers
Scope and Contents This collections consists primarily of his letters home to his parents. Atkins spent much of 1862 and 1863 in army hospitals behind the lines. His letters during this period complain of ill health and ask his parents to help him get a discharge. By 1864 Atkins' letters show him in much better health and becoming reconciled to the army. He was able to join his regiment on active service in the Western campaigns, including the siege of Atlanta. His later letters describe camp and hospital life...
Dates: 1862 - 1865
Marsh family papers
Scope and Contents The Marsh family papers consist of original and typed transcripts of Civil War letters, the bulk of which were written by Benjamin F. Marsh to his family in Fentonville, Michigan, while serving in the 8th Michigan Infantry. There are also letters from other family members, including A. B. Fay, Ed Francis Holmes, Gordon K. Fay, Lucy A. Bacon, and Augustus Holmes.The letters describe Marsh's army experiences on the march, in camp, in battle, on provost duty, and in army hospitals as...
Dates: 1833-1887, undated
Scofield family papers
Scope and Contents This collection consists mainly of correspondence and other papers relating to the Stephen Scofield family of Ingham County, Michigan. Much of the correspondence relates to Grace Scofield Bridger (daughter of Stephen) and is mostly personal in content. Of special interest, however, are a letter (January 24, 1858) describing land and farming conditions in Wisconsin, and a letter (May 3, 1888) relating farming news and local market prices of farm produce in Kansas. Also included are a number...
Dates: 1853-1920, undated
- Letters (correspondence) 4
- Agriculture -- Wisconsin 1
- Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862 1
- Atlanta Campaign, 1864 1
- Detroit (Mich.) 1
- Education -- Michigan 1
- Flint (Mich.) 1
- Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862 1
- Ingham County (Mich.) 1
- Legal instruments 1
- Poetry 1
- Railroads -- Design and construction 1
- Tintype 1
- Vicksburg (Miss.) 1 + ∧ less
- United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 23rd (1862-1865) 2
- Bridger, Lewis 1
- Marsh family (Benjamin F. Marsh) 1
- Scofield family (Grace Scofield Bridger) 1
- United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 10th (1862-1865) 1