Alvah Marsh Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Marsh, Alvah
Alvah Marsh 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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Biographical Note

Alvah Marsh served with the 7th Michigan Infantry, primarily in Virginia. He was wounded in November 1863, and spent the following months as a patient and later as a nurse in Virginia army hospitals, where he also caught smallpox.

Marsh apparently received a medical discharge in 1864.

His br4other is Benjamin F. Marsh) (also known as Frank) who served in the 8th Michigan Infantry.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of Civil War letters written by Alvah Marsh to family and friends. The letters refer frequently to Marsh's brother Frank and to his stepbrothers Edwin and Augustus Holmes (see collections c.108 and c.109). These letters have been transcribed, scanned and placed online at

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections February 1965

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

Revision Description

  February 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 Mrs. Charles Jacobs, 1961-01-23. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

See Also: c.00108 (Augustus Holmes Papers), c.00109 (Edwin Holmes Papers) and c.00110 (Marsh Family Papers).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Army -- Military life -- History -- 19th century.
  • United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 7th (1861-1865).

Geographic Name(s)

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

Personal Name(s)

  • Holmes, Augustus
  • Holmes, Edwin
  • Marsh, Frank

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Collection Inventory


Letters 1862-1864