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French family papers

 Collection
Identifier: 00030
Scope and Contents The collection consists largely of personal correspondence of the French and Cady families, related through the marriage of Sarah Jane Cady to Newell Andrew French. The families were originally from New York and Pennsylvania. Although most letters contain family news, there are those discussing land, crops, and conditions of the times.The letters of Myron French and Charles Cady from June 9, 1861 through June 29, 1864 describe the Civil War. A letter of August 12, 1861 tells of...
Dates: 1856 - 1931

G. B. Surdam papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00097
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Civil War letters written by G. B. Surdam to his sister and brother. A sergeant in the 6th Michigan Infantry, Surdam describes his service in Maryland and Virginia, and the military takeover of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

These letters have been transcribed, scanned and placed online at http://civilwar.archives.msu.edu/collection/7-1C-39/gbsurdam/.

Dates: 1861 - 1862

George K. Dike papers

 Collection
Identifier: 00159
Scope and Content The collection contains few professional letters or other records of his work as a surveyor. During this same time period, however, Dike was courting his future second wife, Nancy P. Douglas. Writing to her almost weekly between the years 1885 and 1886, he described life in the surveyor's camp. The letters are also filled with Dike's views on love, marriage, and family relationships. They present an excellent description of late nineteenth century middle class values.This...
Dates: 1865 - 1907

George L. La Forest collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00661
Scope and Content This civil war collection of George L. La Forest includes letters, a copy of an article about the shooting of President Lincoln, a copy of Lincoln's declaration of war, an image of the locomotive L. H. Tupper, the poem "Break the News Gently", a certificate of indebtedness, an advertisement for Peninsular Stove Company, and a ledger about communications received. The materials mostly refer to the New England region.The Civil Ware materials have been scanned and placed...
Dates: 1863 - 1896

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...
Dates: 1795 - 1911

Hardenbergh family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00527
Scope and Contents The Hardenbergh family papers is a collection of letters written by various members of Catharine's family between 1858-1866. The letters written by James and Solomon Hardenbergh (b. 1835; d. 7-7-1864), (an older and her youngest brother, respectively) and Charles Stanton, one of Catherine's sons-in-law, reflect on various aspects of military life and the campaigns in which they participated. They also make frequent reference to the diseases which took the lives of many Union soldiers. The...
Dates: 1858 - 1866

Harrison Outwater papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00141
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two Civil War letters of Harrison Outwater from the 1st New York Artillery. In the first letter, written to his uncle, Outwater discusses the desperate condition of Confederate deserters arriving at his camp in Bridgeport, Alabama in 1863, and the high rate of reenlistment among the Union soldiers at that time. The second letter, written in 1865 from "the once rebel city of Savannah", describes the attitude of local women toward Union songs and the...
Dates: 1863, 1865

Hicks family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00004
Scope and Contents

The Hicks family papers include three letters (1841-1846) from members of the Younglove family to William and Nabby Hicks which discuss family affairs, crop conditions in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and the state of the Democrat and Whig parties in New York. Also included are a Civil War pass (1861) issued to George Hicks at St. Louis, Missouri, a contract (1871) for the building of a home, and a widow's government pension (1878) granted to Nabby Hicks.

Dates: 1841 - 1878

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

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