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Collection - Benjamin B. Brock Papers (c.00239)

This collection consists of Civil War letters from Benjamin B. Brock (also spelled "Bengman" or "Bengiman") of the 14th and 26th Michigan Infantry Regiments to his wife, Sarah "Sally" Ann (alternatively spelled Sallian, Salyann, or Sallyan; maiden name Arnold), and their teenage son, Almond (mostly spelled Almon or Alman). Brock originally enlisted with Company K of the 14th Michigan Infantry, a predominatley Irish regiment, in Ypsilanti in early 1862. However, Ypsilanti was located within Michigan's Third Congressional District, which formed more companies than the state goverment could afford to equip and pay. Thus, Brock's company was sent to Jackson, where they joined other surplus companies to fill out the 26th Michigan Infantry Regiment (Brock was in Company H). The 26th was mustered in on December 12, 1862, and were immediately sent to Washington, D.C., then to Alexandria, Virginia, for provost duty. From there, the regiment engaged in skirmishes in various parts of the Eastern Theater and were sent to New York City in mid-July to help supress the Draft Riots. Brock was wounded at the Battle of Spottsylvania Courthouse, but later returned to his regiment. His letters describe his experiences but are generally concerned with home matters. He frequently expressed his dissatisfaction with the army and especially with a war to free slaves.
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: no date (sometime between winter-fall, 1862)
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: no date (sometime between winter-fall, 1862)

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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: January 19, 1862
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: January 19, 1862

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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: February 6, 1862
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: February 6, 1862

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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: March 6, 1862
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: March 6, 1862
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: April 1, 1862
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: April 1, 1862
April 1, 1862
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: April 15, 1862
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: April 15, 1862
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: October 14, 1862
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: October 14, 1862
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: November 14, 1862
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: November 14, 1862

November 14, 1862
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: November 24, 1862
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: November 24, 1862

November 24, 1862
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: Directions for Mailing Letters, no date (December 1862?)
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: Directions for Mailing Letters, no date (December 1862?)

December 1862
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: December 1862 (Camp Casey)
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: December 1862 (Camp Casey)

December 1862
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: December 4, 1862
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: December 4, 1862

December 4, 1862
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: December 21, [year unknown]
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: December 21, [year unknown]

December 21, 1862
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: no date
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: no date

1863
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: January 6, 1863
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: January 6, 1863

January 6, 1863
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: January 16, 1863
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: January 16, 1863

January 16, 1863
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: January 21, 1863
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: January 21, 1863

January 21, 1863
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: January 24, 1863
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: January 24, 1863

January 24, 1863
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: February 3, 1863
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: February 3, 1863

February 3, 1863
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: February 20, 1863
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: February 20, 1863

February 20, 1863
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: no date (February 28, 1863?)
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: no date (February 28, 1863?)
February 28, 1863
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: March 1, 1863
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: March 1, 1863

March 1, 1863
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: March 9, 1863
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: March 9, 1863

March 9, 1863
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: March 12, 1863
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: March 12, 1863

March 12, 1863
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: March 24, 1863
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: March 24, 1863

March 24, 1863
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: April 4, 1863
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: April 4, 1863

April 4, 1863
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: April 6, 1863
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: April 6, 1863

April 6, 1863
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: April 31, 1863
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: April 31, 1863

April 31, 1863
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: May 18, 1863
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: May 18, 1863

May 18, 1863
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: May 30, 1863
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: May 30, 1863

May 30, 1863
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: June 25, 1863
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: June 25, 1863

June 25, 1863
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: August 10, 1863
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: August 10, 1863

August 10, 1863
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: September 3, 1863
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: September 3, 1863

September 3, 1863
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: October 29, 1863
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: October 29, 1863

October 29, 1863
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: March 8, 1864
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: March 8, 1864

March 8, 1864
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: March 14, 1864
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: March 14, 1864

March 14, 1864
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: April 11, 1864
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: April 11, 1864

April 11, 1864
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: April 14, 1864
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: April 14, 1864

April 14, 1864
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: May 28, 1864
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: May 28, 1864

May 28, 1864
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: June 6, 1864
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: June 6, 1864

June 6, 1864
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: October 20, 1864
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: October 20, 1864

October 20, 1864
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: January 23, 1865
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: January 23, 1865

January 23, 1865
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: May 8, 1865
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: May 8, 1865

May 8, 1865
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Benjamin B. Brock Letter: May 24, 1865
Benjamin B. Brock Letter: May 24, 1865

May 24, 1865
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