Post War Documents

Post War items belonging to Private Isiah Stevenson

This personal calling card and handwritten personal military action account belonged to Private Isiah Stevenson of Company I, Fourth Michigan Infantry. Stevenson enlisted in Company I on June 20, 1861 at age 27, and was discharged from service on June 21, 1864 at the expiration of his term of service.

Isiah Stevenson calling card

Personal calling card of Isiah Stevenson

Isiah Stevenson note (side a)

Side a of Stevenson’s personal military account of the Fourth Michigan Infantry during the war.

Isiah Stevenson note (side b)

Side b of Stevenson’s personal military account of the Fourth Michigan Infantry during the war.

 

Postwar Calling Cards of John L. Hall and Stephen H. Mallery

Soldier’s Memorials

Several printing companies offered a variety of these printed memorials, a reminder of the history of the soldier and his comrades in his company of the regiment. Some of the memorials were somewhat plain, while many others, such as this one for a member of Company G of the Fourth Michigan Infantry, were highly embellished.

Soldier's Memorial (a)

“Nell J. Beers May 11th, 1864” is written on the back of this memorial. Lt. Jeptha W. Beers was a member of Company G when he was mortally wounded at Gaine’s Mill on June 27th, 1862. There may be some sort of family connection between him and Nell but it is unknown at this time.