Michigan in the Civil War

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Williams, Thomas H., 1844-1911.

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Forty-five letters (1862-1865) written to his father and other members of his family while he was serving in the 103rd Ohio Infantry, Company A. Being a farmer, he writes mostly of the country (Ky., Tenn., Ga., S.C.) soil, water and crops (chiefly fruit). He speaks of skirmishes, the siege of Atlanta, building forts, and finally the fall of Atlanta; his hatred of Copperheads; the soldiers' desire to have Lincoln re-elected; the death of Lincoln; a tour of Washington; and his buying and selling of stationery and tobacco.