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Regimental Histories

  • A History of the 28th Regiment, Wisconsin. Handwritten history of the Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 28th, Feb. 12, 1866 (3 p.) by unknown author. Brief history of the regiment, mainly comprised of a list of officers, their promotions, discharges, and deaths. Bio: The author was a resident of Waukesha, WI.


  • 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 Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.


  • United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 4th (1862-1865) Company C. Organizational Records, 1863, 1865. 2 Oversized volumes. Organizational records include: Regimental order book, Aug. 6, 1863-March 5, 1864, with copied regimental orders and correspondence with reassignments and promotions of soldiers. During this period, Co. C was stationed in Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. An Ordnance and Stores Book, 1863-1865, with lists of men and the guns, horses, and other equipment they were assigned. 1863-1865, and weekly inspection notes for January-April 1864 are also included.

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