Michigan in the Civil War

Whitehead family.

The papers of this Coldwater, Mich., family include two Civil-War-related items, a letter (Dec. 30, 1862) from Edward C. Whitehead of the 18th New York Light Artillery describing camp life in New Orleans, and a certificate (Nov. 1, 1863) appointing William H. Shaw as hospital steward in the 6th Michigan Heavy Artillery.