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United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 129th (1862-1865)


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Captain William D. Wilson collection

 Collection — Folder: S1415
Identifier: S1415
Scope and Contents This collection includes three handwritten Civil War documents, an 1895 handwritten letter from General James Longstreet, and a bound, typed manuscript (13 pages) of the personal recollections of William D. Wilson, drum major, 129th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers, from Cahttanoogo to Atlanta, Savannah, Richmond and Washington. The 129th Illinois was attached to the First Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps. The Civil War documents include a description of William, who was 17...
Dates: 1863-1865 and 1895

John J. Traub letters

 Collection — Folder: S1320
Identifier: S1320
Scope and Contents These two original Civil War letters were both written in ink to "Brother George" from John Traub. The oldest letter is dated June 7, 1863, from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He said that he was sorry to hear William was sick, and hoped it was not small pox. He wrote: "I think if Gen. Grant succeeds in taking Vicksburg and the Army in there it will not be long in the putting down this rebellion for that is one of their main strongholds and will give our armies down there a chance to cooperate with...
Dates: 1863-1864