Campaigns
  • Bentz, Daniel R. Letters, 1861, 1865. 5 items. Letters written to David M. Browsey of Manheim, Lancaster County, PA, relating a story about capturing a cannon hidden in the barn of a Rebel sympathizer near Washington, D.C., a fierce battle with "Louisiana Tigers," a descritpion of Lee's surrender, and inquiries regarding finding a wife. Bio: Bentz served with both the 7th Penn. Infantry, Co. C; and the 190th Penn. Infantry, Co. I.
  • Love, John C., 1840-1867. Papers, 1861-1864. 74 items. Collection includes his partial journal, September 8, 1863-October 26, 1864, and letters directed to his parents, 1861- 1864. Bio: Love was a farmer from Napoleon, Michigan, who served in the Eleventh and Ninth Michigan Infantry Regiments. He participated in campaigns in Kentucky and Tennessee and in Sherman's march through Georgia.
  • Oberlin, Henry, 1842-1864. Diary, 1864 [mimeographed copy of typescript] Diary with brief entries describing weather, camp life, troop movements, and military engagements. Includes an introduction by Ivan A. Conger, copyist of the original diary. Bio: Seville (Gratiot County, MI) resident who served in Company E, 23rd Michigan Infantry during the Civil War until his death from wounds received in action at Franklin (TN).
  • Richmond, William H. Remiscences, [ca. 1910]. 1 vol., 2 typescripts. Civil War reminiscences, 1862-1865, describes his enlistment, training, troop movements, camp life, and military engagements in Virginia and North Carolina. Bio: Member of the 142nd Regiment, New York Infantry during the Civil War and later resident of Mount Pleasant, Michigan.