Saturday, May 07, 2011

Matthew Baird Diary online

The folks at Charlton Park in Barry County, Michigan have begun posting entries from Matthew Baird's diary. Matthew joined the Hastings True Blues under Capt. George A. Smith in late April of 1861 but soon after arriving in Grand Rapids that company was disbanded and the men dispersed to other companies of the 3rd Michigan. Matthew was assigned to Company E, 3rd Michigan Infantry and he was discharged the following year. He eventually enlisted in the 6th Michigan Cavalry.

Anyway, as part of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Charlton Park historians are posting one entry per day. You can follow the posts at

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