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Eugene Ficket letter

 Collection
Identifier: c-00114
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a letter written by Eugene Ficket, an army officer stationed at Fort Kodiak, Alaska, to Lowell Leed. Ficket describes his life since graduation from West Point, and his journey from New York to Alaska via Panama. He also discusses his experiences at Fort Kodiak, describes the inhabitants and the Arctic environment, and comments on American and Russian influences in the region.

Dates: 1869

Frank D. Lewis collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00199
Scope and Contents

This collection contains two Civil War poems, "The Dying Soldier at Manassas" and "The Veteran's Growl." "The Veteran's Growl" was written by a soldier who was sent to Texas on garrison duty after the war ended. The author describes the miserable conditions in Texas and satirizes War Department policies and Union leaders.

Also included is a brief genealogy of the Lewis family.

Dates: undated

George Farr autobiography

 Collection
Identifier: c-00057
Scope and Contents This typed copy of George Farr's autobiography, entitled "My Own Life," tells of his childhood on a small farm in Erie County, New York, and his family's migration to Michigan in the 1850s. It describes farm life and work in rural Michigan in those years. The autobiography is primarily an account of the Civil War and of Farr's war experiences. He served briefly with the 1st Michigan Regiment, and later with the 4th U.S. Artillery. The autobiography gives a clear picture of camp...
Dates: undated

Horace B. Jewell papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00146
Scope and Contents This collection includes Horace B. Jewell's Civil War letters to his family in Michigan, written while serving with the 52nd Ohio Infantry. Jewell saw action in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia. Captured by the Confederates in 1863 and imprisoned in Virginia, Jewell describes in dramatic detail his daring escape to Union lines. One letter (October 6, 1862) tells of the regimental surgeon giving opium to soldiers before a battle to increase their endurance. Pre-Civil War correspondence...
Dates: 1853 - 1864

Irenus McGowan papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00160
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Civil War letters from Irenus McGowan to friends in Michigan. In his letters written to Edwin (Ed) R. Havens and his younger brother, Nelson (Nell) Havens he discusses military life as well as the battles of Shiloh and Corinth, the Confederacy's weakness, and the Homestead Bill.These letters have been transcribed and placed online at ...
Dates: 1862

Israel G. Atkins papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00228
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

James Bradish papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00147
Scope and Contents The James Bradish papers consist of the letters Bradish wrote to his sister and friends in Michigan during the Civil War. Bradish served in Company A of the 18th Michigan Infantry and was stationed in Tennessee and Kentucky. The letters describe his experiences and the areas where he was stationed from 1862-1864. These letters have been transcribed, scanned and placed online at ...
Dates: 1862 - 1864

John C. McLain papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00111
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a typewritten copy of the Civil War diary (1862-1865) of John C. McLain. The diary gives a good account of Company C's movements and of daily army life. Of special interest are references to troop morale, the capture of Jefferson Davis (May 10, 1865) by General B. B. Pritchard of the Fourth Michigan Calvary, and the demobilization of the armies.The typewritten copy of the diary has been scanned and placed online at ...
Dates: 1883, undated

Karl L. Rommel collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00532
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

Marsh family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00047
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

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United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 23rd (1862-1865) 3
United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 3rd (1861-1866) 2
United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 6th (1862-1865) 2
United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 8th (1862-1865) 2
United States. Army. Michigan Engineers and Mechanics Regiment, 1st (1861-1865) 2
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United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 18th (1862-1865) 2
United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 7th (1861-1865) 2
United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 8th (1861-1865) 2
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 1
Andersonville Prison 1
Angell family (Mary Anne Bryant Mayo, 1845-1903) 1
Arnold family (William Arnold) 1
Bridger, Lewis 1
Bryant family (Mary Anne Bryant Mayo, 1845-1903) 1
Buell, Jennie 1
Cathcart, C. W. (Charles William), 1809-1888 1
Cathcart, James L. (James Leander), 1767-1843 1
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 1
Coryell family 1
Curtiss, Sheldon R. 1
Davis family 1
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 1
Davis, Lucinda Mary Spaulding 1
Davis, Thomas J. 1
Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861 1
Farr, George 1
Frego, David R. 1
Freytag family 1
Hall, L. A. 1
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 1
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 1
Kuhn, Madison, 1910-1985 1
Libby Prison 1
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 1
Madison, James, 1751-1836 1
Marsh family (Benjamin F. Marsh) 1
Mayo family (Perry Mayo, 1839-1921) 1
Mayo, Mary Anne Bryant, 1845-1903 1
Mayo, Nelson S. (Nelson Slater), 1866-1958 1
Michigan State Grange 1
Michigan State University. Buildings 1
Michigan State University. History 1
Michigan State University. Mary Mayo Hall 1
Moon, Robert A. 1
Nanzig, Thomas P. 1
Nelson, Gaylord, 1886-1947 1
Nelson, Wilbur 1
Noble, Roger 1
Pawson, Ernest 1
Price family (Perry Mayo, 1839-1921) 1
Price, Violet Hallett 1
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) 1
Rommel, Karl L. 1
Scofield family (Grace Scofield Bridger) 1
Traphagen, Harrison 1
United States. Army 1
United States. Army -- Demobilization 1
United States. Army. Artillery 1
United States. Army. Colored Infantry Regiment, 102nd (1863-1865) 1
United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 29th (1861-1865) 1
United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 10th (1863-1865) 1
United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 11th (1863-1865) 1
United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1866) 1
United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 3rd (1861-1866). Company I 1
United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 4th (1862-1865) 1
United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 10th (1862-1865) 1
United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 24th (1862-1865) 1
United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 26th (1862-1865) 1
United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 2nd (1861-1865) 1
United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 4th (1864-1866) 1
United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 33rd (1861-1863) 1
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 52nd (1862-1865) 1
United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 18th (1861-1865) 1
Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862 1
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