Arnold Family Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Arnold family, (William Arnold)
Arnold family papers
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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Scope and Contents note

This collections consists primarily of Civil War letters from William, Henry, and Uriah Arnold. William enlisted in the 1st Michigan Cavalry, which served in the eastern campaigns. After the war, the regiment was sent west to protect settlers from the Indians; William wrote from Kansas and Utah, complaining that the Army had forgotten his regiment. Uriah served in the 23rd Michigan Infantry in the western campaigns, and his letters describe the hard fighting around Atlanta. One letter from Henry, in the 26th Michigan Infantry, complains about the hard life of a soldier and condemns Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party.

Eleven letters have been transcribed, scanned and put online at

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections October 1964

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Revision Description

  March 2000

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Gift of Chamberlain Memorial Museum, date unknown. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Chamberlain Memorial Museum.
  • Republican Party. (U.S. : 1854-)
  • United States. Army -- Military life -- History -- 19th century.
  • United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1866).
  • United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 23rd (1862-1865).
  • United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 26th (1862-1865).

Geographic Name(s)

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

Personal Name(s)

  • Arnold, Henry
  • Arnold, Uriah
  • Arnold, William
  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865


  • Atlanta Campaign, 1864

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Collection Inventory


Papers 1861-1870