Eddy Family Papers
 


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Eddy family papers

The materials in this online repository form part of a larger Eddy family record group held by the Bentley Historical Library. For a more complete index to the materials, please consult the collection's online finding aid.

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Abstract:
The Eddy Family was a Civil War-era family from Plymouth, Michigan. Three Eddy brothers, Willard, William Hannahs, and Clark, served in the Michigan 2nd and 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiments in the Civil War. This collection contains family portraits (mostly tintypes, with a few dagguereotypes and ambrotypes as well), wartime correspondence among the Eddy siblings and parents (including several digital scans and transcriptions), family genealogical materials, and a family Bible.

History:
The Eddy Family was a Civil War-era family from Plymouth, Michigan. Otis Eddy (b. August 30, 1810) married Lucy Ann Clark (b. December 27, 1811) on January 10, 1837. They had eight children: Willard, Jane, William Hannahs, Clark, Sarah Elizabeth, James Otis, Anna, and John Mathewson. Of these children, the three elder brothers served in the Michigan 2nd and 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiments in the Civil War. Willard Eddy was killed in action in the Battle of Williamsburg on May 5, 1862 and William Hannahs Eddy was killed in the Battle of Fredricksburg on December 12, 1862. Clark Eddy survived through most of the war but died in a military hospital near Petersburg, Virginia on June 18, 1865.

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Copyright has been transferred to the Regents of the University of Michigan.



Access to digitized sound recordings may be limited to the reading room of the Bentley Historical Library, located on the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan.

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