Michigan in the Civil War

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Hall, Francis Everett, 1840-1866.

Thirty-three letters (1862-1865) written to members of his family. They tell of food and boxes from home; camp duties; provost duty in Nashville and the guarding of prisoners and railroads; of sickness, flies and lice; and of the sad condition of the refugees in Tennessee. Hall comments on officers and the court martial of Colonel Doolittle, on Copperheads, Negroes, and the Southern people. He discusses home news and his religious and moral views. Hall, of Raisin, Mich., was in Company I, 18th Michigan Infantry. He was taken prisoner at Athens, Ala., and spent six months in Cahaba prison of which he writes very briefly.