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Alvah Marsh papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00110
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

Augustus Holmes papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00108
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

Edwin Holmes papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00109
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

Hall and Wilcox families papers

 Collection
Identifier: 00001
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters, legal documents, account books, bank books, school exercises and journals dealing with the Hall and Wilcox families. These two families were connected by marriage: Mrs. E. E. Hall was the daughter of Earl and Mary E. Ferdon Wilcox. Documents originate from Canaan and Columbia Counties, New York; Connecticut; Ohio; Wisconsin; Michigan; and various points in the western states. Materials deal principally with personal matters, agriculture, health, social life,...
Dates: 1795 - 1911

Henry A. Goodale recollection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00565
Scope and Contents "From Murfreesboro to Chickamauga and Libby Prison" is a photocopy of a typed document, which was made from an original dictation of Dr. Henry Goodale's experience as a surgeon in the Civil War. Goodale served in the 21st Michigan Infantry. The events he described occurred between June 24, 1863 and November 24, 1863. The account tells of his experience in battle at Murfreesboro and Chickamauga; how he helped wounded soldiers both on and off the battlefield; and his time as a prisoner...
Dates: undated

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

Marsh family papers

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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

Rawson Smith family papers

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Identifier: c-00072
Scope and Contents The Smith family papers consist mostly of Alfred Smith's letters to his parents while he was in the Army, and correspondence exchanged by family members in Michigan and New York in the years following the war. The collection also includes various documents including insurance policies, deeds, mortgages, and a lottery advertisement (1868).Subjects of particular interest from Alfred's correspondence include conditions in the Union hospital at Albany, New York (July 12, 1862); Smith's...
Dates: 1850 - 1892

Scofield family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00134
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 of...
Dates: 1853-1920, undated

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