Michigan in the Civil War

Browse by Name: Gilbert, Edwin H.

Washtenaw County Historical Society.

Seymour Howell, from Seymour Howell papers

Historical records collected by the historical society include two Civil War collections:

Records of Company D, 4th Michigan Infantry (1862-1864 with a few documents from 1865), collected by Edwin H. Gilbert. Gilbert, of Ann Arbor, Mich., was a first lieutenant and commanded Company D. He also served for a time as company quartermaster. The records are chiefly quartermaster documents, including lists of stores, receipts, invoices, and requisitions, and some official correspondence.

Records of the 6th Michigan Heavy Artillery (1863-1865), collected by Seymour Howell. Howell, of Saline, Mich., was a major in the regiment, and commanded Fort Gaines, Ala., in 1865. The records include ordnance and quartermaster receipts, invoices, requisitions, inventories, and abstracts of expenditures, as well as field and general orders and official correspondence.

These collections are available on microfilm for interlibrary loan, cataloged as Edwin S. Gilbert and Seymour Howell papers, respectively.

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