Michigan in the Civil War

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Trego, David R., 1835-

Left to right: Unidentified soldier, David R. Trego, Henry C. Hendershot, from David R. Trego papers

About twenty letters (1863-1865), some originals and some photocopies, written to his brother. He asks help in getting a commission as lieutenant; describes picket duty during which the men exchange papers and trade tea and coffee for tobacco; expresses pessimism concerning leadership in the army; makes a humorous comment on the effects of the draft; is concerned because of rumors from home that he is "playing sick"; shows admiration for General Custer; quotes food prices; and finds Washington very warm. Trego, of Hastings, Mich., enlisted in Company K, 6th Michigan Cavalry, as wagoner, but was transferred to the Invalid Corps in 1864.The collection also includes letters from several other soldiers:

John H. Dean? One letter (Mar. 8, 1863) written from Camp Gray. His regiment has not been identified, and his name may not be correctly interpreted.

Lovinius A. Hall, of Jackson, Mich., who served in Company I, 7th Michigan Cavalry. Three letters (Nov. 4, 1864-Apr. 5, 1865).

Henry C. Hendershot, of Irving, Mich., who served in Company K, 6th Michigan Cavalry. One letter (Dec. 30, 1862) written from Meridian Hill, D.C.

Robert Rogers, of Eckford, Mich., who served in Company A, 8th Michigan Cavalry. Three letters (Apr. 30-July 26, 1863). The last letter describes Morgan's Raid.

Augustus Voorhees, of Van Buren County, Mich., who served in Company C, 3rd Michigan Cavalry. One letter (undated) written from Camp Benton, St. Louis, Mo.