Elon G. Mills Diary, 1862-1864

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dc.contributor.author Mills, Elon G.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-08T15:52:41Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-08T15:52:41Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.other 05142_0001_0001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/100349
dc.description.abstract Elon G. Mills was a resident of Leoni, Mich. who served with Company G, 17th Michigan Infantry, during the American Civil War. His diary is comprised of memoranda and copies of 89 letters sent by Mills to family and documents his time in the Union army from August 12, 1862 to August 4, 1864. The diary includes descriptions of the company's training and camp life in Detroit and the reception given to the troops as they traveled to Washington in September 1862. Mills describes his military service in detail and provides insight into the daily routines of soldiers and their struggles with injury, sickness, hunger and tedium. He also includes accounts of the battles of Antietam and Fredericksburg, actions in Tennessee and Mississippi, and the siege of Petersburg. The diary also contains some drawings, including a map of the 17th Michigan's travels from 1862 to 1864. Additional content associated with the diary include Mills's discharge papers from June 3, 1865; a lawyer's advertisement for services for soldiers, with the promise of 'No fee unless successful'; a receipt for a money package sent to his sister Ellen; and a brief family genealogy from 1741 to 1877. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.title Elon G. Mills Diary, 1862-1864 en_US
dc.type Image en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/100349/1/Mills-genealogy_ca1877.jpg
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/100349/2/Mills_Civil-War-Diary_1862-1864.pdf
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/100349/3/Mills_Civil-War-Diary_1862-1864.zip
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/100349/4/Mills_honorable-discharge_1865.jpg
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/100349/5/Mills_money-package-receipt_ca1863.jpg
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/100349/6/Mills_legal-advertisement_ca1865.jpg
dc.identifier.source Digitized from the original volume by donor. en_US
dc.owningcollname Assorted Organizations, Individuals, Events, Publications, and Other Collections
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