Michigan in the Civil War

Noble, Alfred, 1844-1914.

Noble was a soldier in Company C, 24th Michigan Infantry during Civil War, and later a civil engineer concerned largely with construction of bridges and canals, especially improvements of the St. Mary's Falls Canal, and consultant engineer to the Panama Canal project. The collection contains Noble's diary (1863-1865), which describes his activities, including the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg. Also included is one letter (Aug. 22, 1864) from Henry Clay McFarlan of Company D, 6th Michigan Heavy Artillery, a recent draftee, written from military camp in Jackson, Mich.

This collection is available on microfilm for interlibrary loan.

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