William Lucius Rand to "Cousin Eva"
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Siege of Vicksburg (Mississippi : 1863)
Unites States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 118th (1862 - 1865)
Rand, William Lucius (1845-1912)
In this letter to his cousin, William Rand describes his regiment's movement, mentioning Camp Bulter, Vicksburg, and Arkansas Post. He describes the Battle of Arkansas Post and the number of casualties. He also speaks of the weather around Vicksburg. He turned 18 years old on January 17 and is writing from the Camp of the 118th Illinois Infantry.
Rand, William Lucius
Acc. No. 93-18
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
pen and ink
19.75 x 12.5 cm