Michigan in the Civil War

Browse by Name: Mix, Elisha, 1818-1898.

Mix, Elisha, 1818-1898.

Mix was a captain, later colonel, in the 8th Michigan Cavalry. The collection contains about 90 letters to his family (1863-1865) describing activities and events while serving in the Civil War (original letters and typescripts); speeches given after the war; personal and service-related documents. There are also scattered letters of family members, Frank W. Mix, serving with the 4th Michigan Cavalry (letters dated 1863-1865, include description of the battle of Stones River); Edward H. Mix, serving with the 4th Connecticut Infantry (letters dated 1861-1862); and Amelia Mix, wife of Elisha Mix.