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McCellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885

  • Curtiss, Charles H., 1837- Papers, 1854, 1926. 1.5 cubic ft. (in 3 boxes), IL Papers, 1854-1926, include: four diaries, 1860-1864, and letters discussing marches, battles, Gen McClellan, Gen. Hooker, the treatment of soldiers, and cadets shot for desertion. Eleven muster rolls of Co. E, 7th Michigan Infantry, 1861-1863, and nine monthly returns, 1862- 1863, are housed separately due to their size. Lists of military supplies and men killed in action are noted in the 1864 diary. Photographs of Curtiss and one of his wife, Fannie, in an 1855 New Testament, and an illustration of their homestead are also included. Bio: Charles Henry Curtiss, also spelled Curtis, was born in 1837 in Huntington (Shelton, Conn.). He moved to Detroit (Mich.) in 1855. He served as Quartermaster Sergeant of the 7th Infantry, beginning in 1861. He was commission as a 2nd Lt. in Jan. 1863 and as a 1st Lt. in Feb. 1863. By Aug. 1863 he was Aide-de-camp to Col. Carrol. He was commissioned as a Captain in March 1864. In June 1864, he was honorably discharged. Finding aid and item-level index cards available.


  • Limbocker, William E., 1835-1863. Diary, 1861. 1 v. (in 1 folder). Diary, June-Aug. 1861, describes camp life near Washington; picket duty; battles; skirmishes; arrival in Fairfax (Va.); desertions; the destruction of his regiment at Gettysburg on July 21, 1861; forming a brigade under Gen Sherman; taking Rebel prisoners; the destruction of Virginia; a parade before Gen. Scott, Pres. Lincoln, and Gen. McClellan; the capture of Fort Scott; burning of wheat and Rebel homes; his broken hand; and a grand review in front of Lincoln and McClellan. Bio: Limbocker or Lenbocker, enlisted and was mustered in Co. F, 4th Michigan Infantry at age 26 in Adrian, Lenawee County (Mich.) in June 1861. He was wounded in action in June 1862 and taken prisoner at Gettysburg (PA) on July 2, 1863. He was killed on Oct. 25, 1863 at Belle Island, Richmond (Va.) by enemy's guard, while on police duty.

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