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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...
Dates: 1861 - 1870
Scope and Contents This collection includes the Civil War reminiscences of Newton Thorne Kirk (1836-1909). Written between 1907 and 1909, this account was based on a war diary of Kirk's service with Company E, 26th Michigan Infantry. Wounded and made prisoner at the Battle of Spottsylvania Court House, he describes his experiences while in Confederate hands. He also comments on the inauguration of President Lincoln and on Michigan Governor Austin Blair. Kirk's papers also include a certificate (1864)...
Dates: 1864 - 1909
- Atlanta Campaign, 1864 1
- Egypt -- Description and travel 1
- India -- Description and travel 1
- Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of, Va., 1864 1
- Arnold family (William Arnold) 1
- Blair, Austin, 1818-1894 1
- Kirk, Newton Thorne 1
- Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) 1
- United States. Army -- Military life -- History -- 19th century 1