23 March 2017

A Canadian In The Civil War

Letters Received by the Commission Branch of the Adjutant General's Office, 1863-1870, included a letter from a Michigan soldier, Muir A. McDonnell, who was a Canadian native.

23 March 1866
Nashville, Tenn.

  • Letter to Hon. W. A. Seward, Washington, D.C.
  • Letter of introduction from Malcolm Cameron
  • At the breaking out of the late rebellion was reading law
  • Ottawa City, Canada West, my native home
  • [Late Captain] 8th Michigan Cavalry
  • Rank of Sergeant
  • Born in Clarendon, Canada

Muir A. McDonnell's ancestors were referenced here, including a grandfather who was a major in the British Army as well as a granduncle who was a British colonel.

Listed in the records held at the Archives of Michigan as Muir A. McDonald.

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