Michigan in the Civil War

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Conely, Thomas Jefferson, 1836-1899.

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Seventy-four letters (Oct. 10, 1861-Sept. 18, 1864) written to Lottie Langdon. Conely was first lieutenant and captain in Company K, 9th Michigan Infantry. He was taken prisoner at Murfreesboro July 13, 1862 and exchanged Dec.3, 1862. After this he was mostly on provost duty and saw little active service though he tells of the battles of Stone's River, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, the sieges of Kennesaw Mountain and of Atlanta. He expresses admiration for Generals Rosecrans and Thomas, tells of transporting prisoners and deserters, describes a hanging, and defines the Legion of Honor. Conely was from Jackson, Mich. He resigned in October, 1864.

The collection also includes two letters (1864) written by David P. Ingraham of Brooklyn, Mich. to Lottie Langdon. He tells about celebrating the Fourth of July and Christmas, and describes the Tennessee mountains. Ingraham was a lieutenant and captain in Company A, 9th Michigan Cavalry.

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