Michigan in the Civil War

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Cooley, Henry G., 1836-

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A diary (Jan. 1, 1862-Apr. 30, 1863) kept while he was serving in Company D, 9th Michigan Infantry as corporal and sergeant (1861-1864), mostly in Tennessee. The brief entries tell of guard and picket duty and other daily activities in camp and on the march, of an occasional skirmish with the enemy, the weather, and church attendance. He also describes the battlefield of Stones River. Cooley, from Ionia County, Mich., taught school for a while after being discharged for disability in October, 1864.

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