Michigan in the Civil War

Browse by Name: Shay, Ephraim.

Shay, Ephraim, 1839-1916.

Ephraim Shay, from his papers

Shay was a Harbor Springs, Mich., businessman, inventor of the Shay railroad locomotive, and postmaster at Haring, Mich. During the Civil War he served in Company D, 8th Missouri Infantry. The collection includes a diary (1861-1863) describing his military experiences, including the battles of Forts Henry and Donelson, Shiloh, and Vicksburg, as well as orders and official documents.