This is a collection of 21 transcribed letters, dated from 1851 to 1863, most of which are addressed to Enoch Williamson of Bushnell, McDonough County, Illinois. Most of them were written during the American Civil War by Union soldiers.
Here is a list of the letters:
written before the Civil War: 1851-11-30 from Charlotte in East Hennipin, Illinois 1852-08-03 from _. _. Rynearson in Oskaloosa, Iowa 1858-01-21 from Ann McVey in Cecil, Maryland 1859-05-23 from Ann Mariah Day in Manchester, Indiana
written during the Civil War: 1861-11-03 from Joshua Benton in Camp Douglas, Illinois 1861-12-25 from Joshua Benton in Camp Benton, Missouri 1862-05-26 from James Benton in Scott County, Illinois 1862-09-15 from John T. Williamson in Camp Peoria, Illinois 1862-10-19 from Charles J. Dilts in Camp Peoria, Illinois 1862-10-24 from James L. Williamson in Camp Peoria, Illinois 1862-11-13 from Ben Frankenbury in Jackson, Tennessee 1862-11-15 from James L. Williamson in Lagrange, Tennessee 1862-12-23 from Ben Frankenbury in Columbus, Kentucky 1863-03-15 from Thomas Benton in Camp Butler, Illinois 1863-05-07 from Julia Williamson in Bushnell, Illinois 1863-05-14 from Julia Williamson in Bushnell, Illinois 1863-05-29 from Ben Frankenbury in White Station, Tennessee 1863-07-21 from Olive A. Williamson in Burlington, Iowa 1863-08-05 from John T. Williamson in Camp Sherman, Mississippi 1863-10-07 from Joshua Benton in Memphis, Tennessee 1863-10-22 from John T. and James L. Williamson in Iuka, Mississippi
Four of the transcriptions are accompanied by scanned images of the originals. I am intending to scan the rest of the originals in the near future.