Benjamin B. Brock Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Brock, Benjamin B.
Benjamin B. Brock 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

The bulk of this collection consists of Civil War letters from Benjamin B. Brock of the 26th Michigan Infantry to his family. Brock fought in the eastern theater and was wounded at Spottsylvania, but later returned to his regiment. His letters describe his experiences but are generally concerned with home matters. He frequently expressed his dissatisfaction with the army and especially with a war to free slaves.

The letters relating to his service in the Civil War have been transcribed, scannedm and placed online at

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections October 1964

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad 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.
  • United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 26th (1862-1865).

Geographic Name(s)

  • Ingham County (Mich.)
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects

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Collection Inventory


Correspondence 1861-1865