Michigan in the Civil War

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Wallace, Elmer D.

Wallace was a resident of Detroit, Mich., who served as hospital steward in Company H, 24th Michigan Infantry, and later as 1st lieutenant in Company A of the same regiment. The collection contains photocopies of typescripts of correspondence with his parents, 1862-1865, describing army life and his impressions of the actions of his units, including the aftermath of the battle of Antietam, Chancellorsville, the siege of Petersburg, and the election of 1864.