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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 ...
Dates: 1862 - 1865
Karl L. Rommel collection
Scope and Contents The Karl L. Rommel collection consists of photocopies of Civil War letters and documents. Correspondents include Harrison Traphagan, David R. Frego, Robert A. Moon, "Augustus", L. A. Hall, and "Robert". Harrison Traphagan enlisted in Company I, 3rd Michigan Cavalry on September 9, 1861 at age 21. Mustered in October 1861, his letters (1861-1862) mention daily army life and combat activity. Traphagan died of disease at New Madrid, Missouri on April 9, 1862. He was buried in the...
Dates: 1861 - 1865
Mattoon family papers
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters, diaries and financial notebooks of various members of the Mattoon family. Most of the early letters (1835-1859) were collected by Charlotte B. Sweet Lindley, who was related to Nancy Agnes Amy Lindley Mattoon by marriage. Much of Mrs. Lindley's family lived in New York, and most of the early letters relate to this state. There are scattered letters from Michigan in the earlier years, and a large number of letters from Shiawassee, Clinton, and Alcona...
Dates: 1727 - 1977
Sheldon R. Curtiss papers
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of two copies of a published transcript of the Civil War diary kept by Sheldon R. Curtiss, a native of Saranac, Michigan. His diary describes army life as well as his experiences as a prisoner in Libby Prison and at Andersonville. The diary edited by his youngest daughter Evelyn Curtiss Lowrey, was originally published in the Ionia County News.
Dates: 1862 - 1864
- Names: United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 6th (1862-1865) X
- Letters (correspondence) 2
- Agriculture -- Michigan 1
- Diaries 1
- Manners and customs 1
- Michigan 1
- New York (State) 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Poetry 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons 1 + ∧ less
- United States. Army -- Military life -- History -- 19th century 2
- Andersonville Prison 1
- Curtiss, Sheldon R. 1
- Frego, David R. 1
- Hall, L. A. 1