Michigan in the Civil War

Carroll, William J., 1842-1902.

Typewritten copies of forty-five letters (1861-1865) written to his sister Charlotte. The letters are concerned almost entirely with the affairs of members of his family and the investment of the money he sends home. There are brief references to the war, such as accounts of the battles of Chickamauga,Ga., and Bentonville, N.C., his work with the Engineer Brigade, exchanges between the picket lines, and a speech before the troops by Governor Blair.Two diaries (Jan. 1, 1864-July 27, 1865), also copies, are made up of short day by day entries concerned with the weather and his activities on the march and in camp. Carroll, from Kalamazoo, Mich., was a sergeant in Company I, 13th Michigan Infantry.