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Collection - Crosby Family Papers (c.00268)

This collection contains the dairy of Josiah Birney Crosby, who enlisted with the 12th Michigan Volunteers (Company E) in 1862 and served as a cook during the Civil War. The diary provides detailed snapshots of camp life from September-December 1862, during his early term of service in the western theater. Crosby kept another diary in shorthand during the Civil War, but it has not been translated, so it does not appear in this online gallery. This diary may be viewed in the reading room at Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections.
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J. Birney Crosby Diary
J. Birney Crosby Diary

September 1862
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