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Charles William Cathcart papers

 Collection
Identifier: 00006
Scope and Contents This collection documents the political interests of various members of the Cathcart family during the years 1821-1889, and is divided as such into the affairs of two generations: that of James Leander Cathcart and that of his sons, James, Charles, John and Henry, with the greatest amount of material pertaining to Charles Cathcart.Letters of the senior Cathcart comprise the first part of the collection. There are several letters, which expound upon his grudge against the...
Dates: 1821 - 1889

Davis family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00050
Scope and Contents

The Davis family papers consist primarily of the collection of over 180 letters written by Thomas (T. J.) to his wife, Lucinda, during the Civil War. Also included are Lucinda Davis' reminiscences and an obituary prepared when she died.

The collection also includes transcriptions of the letters done by Thomas Nanzig.

Dates: 1862 - 1865

Eaegle family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00170
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of Civil War letters received by Emmiline (Emma) Daggett, of Clinton County, Michigan. Emma received letters from her brother Will in the 10th Michigan Cavalry, her cousin George Daggett in the 33rd New York Infantry, and other friends in those regiments. The letters describe the soldiers' experiences but are primarily concerned with home matters. The bulk of the letters are from William Eaegle of the 3rd Michigan Cavalry, who married Emma Daggett in 1864....
Dates: 1861 - 1876

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

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

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

Mayo family papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA-28.1
Scope and Contents Over fifty Civil War letters of Perry Mayo, written to his family in Calhoun County, Michigan, from June 1861 to May 1864, constitute the bulk of this collection. They include vivid descriptions of battles, marches, military personnel and camp life, together with observations on the conduct of the war. Also in this collection are numerous and fragmentary attempts at genealogy, with related correspondence which, in addition to Mayo, include such family names as Angell, Bryant,...
Dates: 1861 - 1966

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United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 3rd (1861-1866) 2
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Bryant family (Mary Anne Bryant Mayo, 1845-1903) 1
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Cathcart, C. W. (Charles William), 1809-1888 1
Cathcart, James L. (James Leander), 1767-1843 1
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 1
Coryell family 1
Davis family 1
Davis, Lucinda Mary Spaulding 1
Davis, Thomas J. 1
Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861 1
Frego, David R. 1
Freytag family 1
Hall, L. A. 1
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 1
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 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
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Michigan State University. History 1
Michigan State University. Mary Mayo Hall 1
Moon, Robert A. 1
Nanzig, Thomas P. 1
Noble, Roger 1
Pawson, Ernest 1
Price family (Perry Mayo, 1839-1921) 1
Price, Violet Hallett 1
Rommel, Karl L. 1
Traphagen, Harrison 1
United States. Army 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, 3rd (1861-1866). Company I 1
United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 6th (1862-1865) 1
United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 10th (1862-1865) 1
United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 18th (1862-1865) 1
United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 2nd (1861-1865) 1
United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 7th (1861-1865) 1
United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 8th (1861-1865) 1
United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 33rd (1861-1863) 1
United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 18th (1861-1865) 1
Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862 1
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