Michigan in the Civil War

Conant family.

The Conant family was a pioneer family to Van Buren Township, Wayne County, Michigan. The family homestead was moved to Salem Township, Washtenaw County in 1942 during construction of the Willow Run Bomber Plant and Airport. One family member, John Stoughton Conant, served with Co. H, Fourth Michigan Infantry during the Civil War. The collection contains Civil War letters and documents (mainly 1863) of John Stoughton Conant. Also included are letters of John M. Bancroft, 1st Lieutenant commanding Company B, 4th Michigan Infantry (Dec. 11, 1863 and Feb. 20, 1864) written from Bealton Station, Virginia; John Felt, Company H, 5th Michigan Cavalry (Feb. 8, 1864) written from Stevensburg, Virginia; Jacob Hand, Company L, 2nd Michigan Cavalry (April 30, 1862) written from Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee; and William Lamkin, Company D, 7th Michigan Infantry (March 27, 1864) written from Stevensburg, Virginia.

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