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    • Civil War Journal of N.W. Bassett

    • Civil War;
    • In 1864, an umarried man of 29, N. W. Bassett ( Nehemiah W. Bassett) left Hudson and went south to work for the U.S. Army. He reports on camp life in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His connection to Hillsdale College is unknown and how this journal...
    • 26 July 1861  Jeremiah Russell Letter

    • civil war; soldiers
    • This letter was written on 26 July 1861 from Jeremiah Russell to his parents. Russell was a private in the 4th Regiment, Michigan Infantry which was organized in Adrian, Michigan and mustered in 20 June 1861. It was attached to the Army of the...
    • Andrew Buck Letter 1864

    • students; Civil War; soldiers; literary societies
    • Andrew Buck was a member of the Amphictyon Literary Society while a student at Hillsdale College. He wrote several letters to the Amphictyons while he was serving with the 1st Michigan. He was a first a student in 1859 and returned to Hillsdale...
    • Andrew Buck Letter 1865

    • literary societies; Civil War; students; soldiers
    • Andrew Buck was a member of the Amphictyon Literary Society while a student at Hillsdale College. He wrote several letters to the Amphictyons while he was serving with the 1st Michigan. He was a first a student in 1859 and returned to Hillsdale...
    • Buck, Andew N.

    • students; soldiers; Civil War
    • Andrew Buck was another student who left Hillsdale College to enlist. He served in the 7th Michigan Cavalry. He survived the war and returned to Hillsdale College to complete his degree, receiving his B.A. in 1870. He was a member of the clergy...
    • Civil War Diary

    • Battlefields; Military officers; Military life; Military service; Prisoner exchanges; Prisoners; Prisoners of war; War;
    • Captain Thomas DeKay Kimball, Jr. enlisted as a private in 1862 in Company I, 88th Indiana Infantry. He took part in the battles of Perrysville and Stone River. He was captured at the Battle of Chickamauga. He was imprisoned at Libby Prison,...
    • Andrew Buck letter 17 November 1864

    • election; campaignes
    • In this letter to his fellow Amphictyons, Andew Buck gives the results of the election within the Regiment and rejoices in Lincoln's re-election. He mentions the upcoming 2nd anniversary of his enlistment in the Army and laughs at the memory of...
    • Mons Davison letter 8 June 1864

    • literary societies
    • Writing from Louisa, Ky, Mons Davison write to the Amphictyon Society acknowledging their letter of February 24. He expresses confidence in the outcome of the war as a Union victory. Davison served with the 8th and 11th Michigan Cavalry.
    • Mons Davison letter 27 October 1864

    • literary societies
    • This letter describes the Battle of Saltville II. Saltville had the King's Saltworks, a salt mine seen as vital to the Confederate cause as salt was needed to cure meat. This was the second attempt to take the saltwork. Davison also describes...
    • Andrew Buck letter 21 Oct 1864

    • battles
    • This letter contains Buck's description of the Battle of Cedar Creek. Jubal Early's surprise attack forced the Union retreat until the arrival of General Sheridan rallied the troops and resulted in an Union victory.

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