A Guide to the Riley Smith Letter, 1864 Smith, Riley Letter Ms1991-017

A Guide to the Riley Smith Letter, 1864

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1991-017


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Collection Number
Riley Smith Letter, 1864
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Smith, Riley

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Scope and Content

Union soldier of the 3rd Michigan Volunteer Regiment during the Civil War. Letter written March 7, 1864, to his cousin. Writes that he likes being a soldier when he is not in danger and how Confederate deserters now come to their lines every day.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865