• Champion, Julius, 1845- Diary, 1864-1865. 1 item (34 pages). Typescript of diary with entries about travel, duties, and daily activities, and also descriptions of several battles during Sherman's March to the Sea. Includes brief service history. Bio: Champion served with the 1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery B.


  • Daniels, John. Marching through Georgia, 1864-1865. Diary (copy) with brief, detailed entries from mustering in to mustering out. Describes movements and countryside of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Also discusses burning of the countryside, food, a battle at Savannah, and railroads. Includes brief service history.


  • McCormick, Michael, 1836- Diary/Poem, 186u. 1 folder. Letter, dated January 24 (during the Civil War), from "Mike", describing the endurance of Michigan men in the war. The reverse side of the letter has a war poem in which five men from Co. H of the 6th Michigan Infantry are mentioned, including: Horace Herridon or Henderson, George Perrine, George W. Charter, George W. Jones, and Royal H. King. Photocopies of McCormick's and their service records are included. Bio: McCormick, from Charlotte (Eaton County, MI), enlisted and was mustered in Co. H, 6th Michigan Infantry in Aug. 1861 at Charlotte at age 25. He was wounded in action in May 1863. He was discharged to accept a commission as 2nd Lt. in the 99th U.S. Colored Infantry. He was mustered out and honorably discharged in May 1865. The other men were all from Eaton County (MI) and all members of the 6th Michigan Infantry, Company H. All but Perrine died of disease in 1862.


  • Slanker, Harvey. The Soldier Boy, n.d. 1 item (4 pages). Poem about a Civil war union soldier dying in the south and his love for his sister.