Eaegle Family Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Eaegle family, (William Eaegle)
Eaegle family papers
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 5 folders

Preferred Citation note

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

William A. Eaegle of Clinton County, Michigan was born October 1837 in Ohio, son of Gabe Eaegle. He enlisted in Company B of the 3rd Michigan Cavalry on October 7, 1861 at age 21. He mustered out in Texas on February 12, 1866. He married Emma Daggett in 1864. He died October 23, 1917 in Cadillac, Michigan. (Note: The last name is sometimes spelled Eagle.)

Emma Daggett Eaegle was born December 1845.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists primarily of Civil War letters received by Emmiline (Emma) Daggett, of Clinton County, Michigan. Emma received letters from her brother Will in the 10th Michigan Cavalry, her cousin George Daggett in the 33rd New York Infantry, and other friends in those regiments. The letters describe the soldiers' experiences but are primarily concerned with home matters. The bulk of the letters are from William Eaegle of the 3rd Michigan Cavalry, who married Emma Daggett in 1864. Eaegle served in the western theater during the war, and later on garrison duty in Texas. His letters discuss political and military events as well as his own experiences and family matters. Post-war materials in the collection include postcards to the Eaegles from family and friends, and a railroad pass issued to William Eaegle.

This collection has been transcribed, scanned and placed online at http://civilwar.archives.msu.edu/collection/7-1C-4/eaegle-family/.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections May 1965

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

Revision Description

 Added biographical note. July 2013

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use note

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

Custodial History

Gift of Kenneth Priestly, 1929-09-17. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Army -- Military life -- History -- 19th century.
  • United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 10th (1863-1865).
  • United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 3rd (1861-1866).
  • United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 33rd. (1861-1863)


  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photographs
  • Postcards

Geographic Name(s)

  • Texas
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century

Personal Name(s)

  • Daggett, George W.
  • Daggett, William N.
  • Eaegle, Emmiline (Emma) Daggett
  • Eaegle, William

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Collection Inventory











 1875-1876, undated 


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People. Eaegle, William and Emma 

Collection photographs

People. Eagle, William 

People. Eaegle, William and Abraham 

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