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Organizations and Reunions

  • Alliton, Silas (1842- ) Papers, 1860-1916, include reunion banner, Company G, 3rd Michigan Cavalry, 3 diaries, 1863-1866, postcards, newspaper clippings, correspondence with Alliton and girlfriend, Dora Knight. Letters describe camp life, skirmishes with Rebels in MS and Ark., discontent and mutiny over delayed discharge after War. Also letters of Henry R. Wallace, a soldier in Company B, 1st Michigan Engineers and Mechanics to Dora about the Battle of Chattanooga, Ga. skirmishes, political sentiments, and pro-Lincoln ideas.


  • Chicago Sanitary Commission. Form letter, 1863, urging the Soldier's Aid Society to contribute potatoes and onions to prevent scurvy among soldiers.


  • Comrades of the Battlefield. Collection 1891. Included are a letter, Oct. 26, 1891 about membership fees from R.B. Grace, Pres. Court of Inquiry of the organization, and two broadsides about the first National Meeting at Detroit (MI) on Aug. 5, 1891.


  • Edmundson, Sarah Emma (Seelya), 1841-1898. Papers, 1885-1897. Includes letters to R. H. Halsted about her membership and participation in the G.A.R., efforts to get increased pension due to being injured while delivering mail during the Civil War under the name of Franklin Thompson, photograph, newspaper clippings.


  • Grand Army of the Republic. Charles T. Foster Post No. 42 (Lansing, MI). Records, 1883, 1941. 6 v., 2 ports. Meeting Minutes (1 v.) includes death rolls, Aug. 21, 1926- Dec. 26, 1931; Account Book (1 v.) of membership dues paid with index, 12; descriptive books (4 v.) with data on members, 1883-1941. Also, two photographs of the same group of three unidentified men, undated. (Photographs in Clarke Historical Library's photograph collection.) Includes index.


  • Grand Army of the Republic. Resolution of Respect, ca. 1919. Memorial to comrade, Henry H. Leonard, late member of Company C, 1st Minnesota Cavalry. Printed by Delta, Ohio, Atlas Printing Co.


  • Grand Army of the Republic. Woodbury Post No. 45 (Adrian, Michigan). Meeting Minutes, 1889, 1902. 1 v. Meeting Minutes, Aug. 14, 1889-Dec. 24, 1902, of the G.A.R. post in Adrian (MI). Minutes include regular business meetings and memorials for dead comrades. An inventory of post property for Sept. 1899 is pasted inside the back cover.


  • Grand Army of the Republic. Dept. of Michigan. G. R. Warren Post No. 63. Adjutant's Reports (muster rolls), 1888-1894.


  • Grand Army of the Republic. Dept. of Ohio. T. J. May Post No. 703. Record book, 1891-1902, with meeting minutes , 1891-1902, and report for Headquarter Assistant Inspector, Jan. 11, 1902.


  • Hampton-Stark Family, 1816, 1992. 4 boxes, 1 Oversized folder (Approx. 4 cubic ft.), IL Family Papers, 1816, 1853-1958, 1992, and undated. There are Civil War diaries and documents of Charles Gardiner Hampton who fought at Bull Run, Middleburg, and Gettysburg, and was captured and imprisoned in Libby Prison. Emma Stark-Hampton's papers describe her work in the Woman's Relief Corps of the Civil War. Milo Stark's Civil War diary and oversized muster rolls, pay rolls, ordnance, and stores receipts and reports are also included. Bio: The Starks and Hamptons lived in Brockport (NY) and Detroit (MI). Charles G. Hampton (1842-1917) married Emma Stark in 1868. He was a member of Company H, 8th New York Cavalry and Company D, 15th New York Cavalry during the Civil War. Emma (1843-1925) was the first president of the Fairbanks Post, Woman's Relief Corps (WRC) in Detroit, the first president of the Dept. of Michigan WRC, and in 1887, she became the sixth national president of the WRC. Milo served in the 140th New York Infantry, Company A, rising to the rank of Major before he was killed in 1864. Charles G. Hampton also wrote a book about Michigan at the Battle of Vicksburg. Finding aid available.


  • Hinds, Henry Harrison (1840- ) Papers, 1871-1906. Includes Woman's Relief Corps papers, 1890-1896, of his wife, Mary Sherwood Hinds, and daughters, Alma and Edna of Stanton (MI).


  • Ladies Army Committee (Detroit, MI) Circular, 1863, appealing for aid and cooperation for the spiritual and temporal good of the soldiers.


  • Parker, Ralzemond A., 1843- Papers, 1835, 1917. Approx. 1 cubic ft. (in 1 box and 1 oversized folder), IL Papers, 1835-1917 and undated. About half of the collection consists of correspondence to and from Parker and friends during the Civil War. Most of these men were enlisted in Michigan Infantry units. The rest of the collection includes G.A.R. correspondence, 1888-1896, and state laws concerning disabled veterans, 1883- 1887. The oversized folder includes a list of Michigan Boys in Blue (Co. C, 1st Regiment, 5th District), 1866, a veterans group. Bio: Parker was born in 1843. He enlisted in the Michigan Infantry, 17th Regiment, Co. E in Ypsilanti (MI), in Aug. 1862. He was discharged for disability in Baltimore (Md.), in Feb. 1863. After the war, he worked in Birmingham (MI). He was active in G.A.R. and the Union Veterans' Patriotic League. Finding aid available.


  • Powers, Ella Viola, 1893-1969? Papers, 1874-1969, includes lists of local men who served in Civil War, records of local Women's Relief Corps No. 56. Bio: School teacher at Ganiard Elementary School, Mount Pleasant (MI). Partial inventory.


  • Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Michigan Division. G. K. Warren Camp No. 233, East Tawas. Records. 1895-1920. Includes correspondence, ledger, 1895-1902, forms, membership rolls, newspaper clippings, songs and music, photographs, rules, constitutions, regulations (1894), G.A.R. Dept. of Michigan circulars, membership applications, 1859-1901.


  • US. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 4th. 27th Annual reunion program, June 20, 1889 at Jonesville (MI). 2 p. col.


  • Watson, Amasa B. Family Papers, 1854-1932, undated. Includes: General Orders, 1861; correspondence re: Amasa B. Watson G.A.R. Post No. 395, and a carte-de-visite of Amasa in his uniform. The Amasa B. Watson G.A.R. Post No. 395 and Amasa B. Watson Woman's Relief Corps, both of Grand Rapids (MI) were named in his honor. Bio: Watson (1836-1888) was a wealthy businessman. He was commissioned a Major in the 8th Michigan Infantry, a unit he raised, on Aug. 19, 1861. Shot through the thigh on Jan. 1, 1862, he resigned on Sept. 10, 1862, receiving an honorable discharge. Finding aid.


  • Woman's Relief Corps. Dept. of Detroit. G. K. Warren Corps No. 170. Reports, 1920-1921, of Corps Treasurer, Bertha Westfall.

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