Eaegle Family Papers (c.00170)
This collection consists primarily of Civil War letters to 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 both 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. His letters describe his experiences in the western theater and on garrison duty in Texas after the war. He also discusses political and military events, as well as family matters. Post-war correspondence includes postcards to the Eaegles from friends and family members. There are also carte-de-visite photographs.