Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891
  • 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. 1 item (31 pages). Photocopy of a typescript of a diary with brief but detailed entries from mustering in to mustering out; movements; and the countryside of Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina; burning of the countryside; food; a battle at Savannah; and railroads. Includes brief service history. Bio: Daniels served with the 13th Michigan Infantry Regiment, Company C.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Poe, O. M. (Orlando Metcalfe), 1832-1895. Papers, 1853, 1886. 1 box (.5 cubic foot), oversized, maps. Papers, 1853-1886, and undated, including: military correspondence, 1856-1868; military orders, 1861-1864; work reports by Poe, 1860, 1863, and undated; Poe's U.S. Military Academy class standing reports, 1853-1856; papers of a Court of Inquiry Trial (not for Poe), 1855; morning reports of 1st Regiment Michigan Engineers and Mechanics, 1864-1865; muster roll of the United States Army Corps, 23rd, Engineer Battalion, 1863; a miscellaneous note and newspaper clipping about the surrender of Ft. Sumter (North Carolina), 1861; and various maps and sketches. The Papers document his work and that of his engineers and mechanics during the Civil War. Of interest are correspondence and Poe's reports (Nov.-Dec. 1864 and early 1865) detailing the destruction of Atlanta and Savannah (Ga.) which Poe's men razed on Gen. Sherman's orders. Bio: Poe was a breveted Union brigadier general in the Civil War. He was Chief Engineer of the Ohio and served as Gen. William T. Sherman's Chief Engineer. He was an engineer on the Great Lakes after the Civil War. One of the Soo Locks (at Sault Ste. Marie, MI) is named after him. Finding Aid.