Michigan in the Civil War

McArthur, Reuben.

McArthur was a resident of Marathon, Mich. His papers contain letters from two soldiers:

George H. Kilborn, of Lapeer, Mich. Four letters (1862-63) written while he was serving in Company F, 1st Michigan Cavalry. He writes of troop movements, skirmishes, and foraging; comments on the conduct of the war, the Emancipation Proclamation, and several generals, with special praise for McClellan. Kilborn rose from sergeant to captain, 1861-1866.

Martin B. Payne, of Lapeer County, Mich. One letter (May 31, 1864) written from before Atlanta, in which he makes general comments on battles, skirmishes, pillaging. Payne was in Company C, 10th Michigan Infantry, 1861-1865. He was taken prisoner while foraging, Nov. 30, 1864,

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