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Collection - Marsh Family Papers (c.00047)

The Marsh family papers consist of original and typed transcripts of Civil War letters, the bulk of which were written by Benjamin F. Marsh to his family in Fentonville, Michigan, while serving in the 8th Michigan Infantry. There are also letters from other family members, including A. B. Fay, Ed Francis Holmes, Gordon K. Fay, Lucy A. Bacon, and Augustus Holmes. Benjamin F. Marsh enlisted in Company G, 8th Michigan Infantry in August 182 and mustered out in June 1865. He took part in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Vicksburg, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House as well as skirmishes in Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee during the Civil War. (Note: In some government records he is recorded as Franklin B. Marsh.) He is the brother of Alvah Marsh (c.00110). The letters describe Marsh's army experiences on the march, in camp, in battle, on provost duty, and in army hospitals as both nurse and patient. Marsh took part in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Vicksburg, as well as skirmishes in Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The letters report on local boys serving with Marsh and ask constantly for news of home. The collection also includes an issue of Wolverine, a newspaper written by the 8th Regiment of the Michigan Infantry that provides the history of the 8th Regiment.
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Alvah Marsh Letter: August 7, 1862
Alvah Marsh Letter: August 7, 1862
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: August 29, 1862
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: August 29, 1862
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: September 10, 1862
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: September 18, 1862
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: September 18, 1862
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: September 18, 1862
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: September 18, 1862
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: September 28, 1862
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: September 28, 1862
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: October 2, 1862
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: October 2, 1862
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: October 4, 1862
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: October 4, 1862
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: October 16, 1862
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: October 16, 1862
October 16, 1862
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: November 12, 1862
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: November 12, 1862
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: November 18, 1862
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: November 18, 1862
November 18, 1862
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: November 24, 1862
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: November 24, 1862
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: December 15, 1862
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: December 15, 1862
December 15, 1862
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: December 15, 1862
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: December 15, 1862
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: December 17, 1862
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: December 17, 1862
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: December 22, 1862
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: December 22, 1862
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: January 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: January 1863
January 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: January 3, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: January 3, 1863
January 3, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: January 13, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: January 13, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: January 18, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: January 18, 1863
January 18, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: January 21, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: January 21, 1863
January 21, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: January 27, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: January 27, 1863
January 27, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: February 28, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: February 28, 1863
February 28, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: March 5, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: March 5, 1863
March 5, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: March 16, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: March 16, 1863
March 16, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: March 21, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: March 21, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: March 31 & April 2, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: March 31 & April 2, 1863
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The Wolverine
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: April 12, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: April 12, 1863
April 12, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: April 13, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: April 13, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: April 14, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: April 14, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: April 18, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: April 18, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: April 28, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: April 28, 1863
April 28, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: June 2, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: June 2, 1863
June 2, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: June 26, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: June 26, 1863
June 26, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: July 4, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: July 4, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: July 16, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: July 16, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: August 5, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: August 5, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: August 8, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: August 8, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: August 14, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: August 14, 1863
August 14, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh: August 24, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh: August 24, 1863
August 24, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: September 3, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: September 3, 1863
September 3, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: September 8, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: September 8, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: September 20, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: September 20, 1863
September 20, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: October 16, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: October 16, 1863
October 16, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: October 27-November 2, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: October 27-November 2, 1863
October 27, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: December 6, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: December 6, 1863
December 6, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: December 22, 1863
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: December 22, 1863
December 22, 1863
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: March 26, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: March 26, 1864
March 26, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: March 28, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: March 28, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: April 5, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: April 5, 1864
April 5, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: April 21, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: April 21, 1864
April 21, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: April 26, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: April 26, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: May 8, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: May 8, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: May 22, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: May 22, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: May 24, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: May 24, 1864
May 24, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: June 1, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: June 1, 1864
June 1, 1864
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Augustus Holmes Letter: June 6, 1864
Augustus Holmes Letter: June 6, 1864
June 6, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: June 21, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: June 21, 1864
June 21, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: June 27, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: June 27, 1864
June 27, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: July 3, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: July 3, 1864
July 3, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: July 7, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: July 7, 1864
July 7, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: July 10, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: July 10, 1864
July 10, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: July 23, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: July 23, 1864
July 23, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: no date [c. July 26, 1864]
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: no date [c. July 26, 1864]
July 26, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: July 27, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: July 27, 1864
July 27, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: July 29, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: July 29, 1864
July 29, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: August 2, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: August 2, 1864
August 2, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: August 9, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: August 9, 1864
August 9, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: August 15, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: August 15, 1864
August 15, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: August 21, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: August 21, 1864
August 21, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: August 24, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: August 24, 1864
August 24, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: September 9, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: September 9, 1864
September 9, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: September 14, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: September 14, 1864
September 14, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: October 8, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: October 8, 1864
October 8, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: October 22, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: October 22, 1864
October 22, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: December 15, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: December 15, 1864
December 15, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: December 16, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: December 16, 1864
December 16, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: December 17, 1864
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: December 17, 1864
December 17, 1864
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: March 20, 1865
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: March 20, 1865
March 20, 1865
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: April 19, 1865
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: April 19, 1865
April 19, 1865
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: April 26, 1865
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: April 26, 1865
April 26, 1865
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: May 6, 1865
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: May 6, 1865
May 6, 1865
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Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: May 24, 1865
Benjamin F. Marsh Letter: May 24, 1865
May 24, 1865
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