Michigan in the Civil War

Davis, R. C. (Raymond Cazallis), b. 1836

The papers of this librarian at the University of Michigan include three letters (Sept. 1861-May 1862) from Ferdinand Davis, giving his reason for enlisting and speaking of the pay and bounties to be received. The letters mention the activities of his regiment (7th New Hampshire Infantry) at Fort Jefferson, describing heavy artillery practice, and enclose a manuscript "Bird's Eye View" of Fort Jefferson.

The collection also includes a letter (June 15, 1862) written by George A. Flanders from Fort Macomb, La., to Raymond Davis, telling of the voyage from Boston to Ship Island and of the possible movements of his regiment. Flanders was in Company F, 8th New Hampshire Infantry.

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