103rd Illinois Infantry soldier's letter/ Camp Sherman, MS
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Soldier's Letter, 4 pages, 4to., Camp Sherman, Miss, Aug. 10th, 1863. Alexander E. Wagstaff (Co. C, 103rd Illinois Infantry) writes to his sister pertaining to Vicksburg, Black River and capture of Jackson, Miss. 

"...The Indian had been quieted by a treaty of Amity, and the Mormons quelled by the presence of bayonets...

Immediately upon the reception of the surrender of the city of Vicksburg, Gen. Sherman placed in Command of about 60,000 men among which was the 103rd and in 1/2 hour we were on the march for Jackson, Miss. , distance about 40 miles. At Black River we were opposed by a force who contested our passage across the ford..."

Lengthy letter, cholk full of good content. For full transcription, please see the scans.

Fine.


  • Item #: IL 103

103rd Illinois Infantry soldier's letter/ Camp Sherman, MS

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