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
- 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.