20 July 2014

Camp Big Springs

 From Memoirs of the War:

See Civil War era letters written by John Quince Adams of Co. E., 60th Regiment of the Illinois Volunteers, from Camp Big Springs.

Letters written by Joseph S. Reynolds "to his family in Illinois during his service in the Civil War as a Union officer. Most letters are addressed to his sisters, Lottie, Hattie, and Sarah, or his brothers Charles, John, Willie, and Isaac. These letters cover four years, 1861-1865, and chronicle the movement of the 64th Illinois Infantry Regiment and Yates Sharpshooters from the battle of New Madrid, Mo.; to Camp Yates, Camp Big Springs...".

A transcribed letter written by soldier Albert Tilton near Big Springs on July 20, 1862.

Elisha Wells, a soldier from Lapeer, Michigan, died in Mississippi near Big Springs.

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