May 1st

Bade my friends farewell and repaired to the place of rendezvous _ at the place of enlistment.

May 2nd

Kenfield home in Hastings, MI. HCP Collection

“The Company was mustered at the Kenfield House, Hastings, where more teams and wagons ready to convey it to Grand Rapids. We started about 7 ½ o’clock in the morning and proceeded to the ______   House where we took dinner on the green in front of the house. [Not legible] then determined by the Officers to proceed to Ada and go by rail to Grand Rapids, which we did and arrived at the above place about 6 o’clock p.m. We were quartered at the National and Barnum House at night.”

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Who’s Matthew Baird?