Letters From Private Erasmus Anderson, Union Army, Ohio 16th Volunteer Infantry, and the end of his part of the war. If you missed this Civil War series, here is an easy guide to lead you through the sequence.
Letter One:Cheerful Beginnings, Cincinnati, Ohio, September 10, 1862
In a Bad Humor at Camp Dennison, Camp Dennison, near Cincinnati, Ohio, October 7, 1862
Hard March to Kanawha Valley, Kanawha Valley Virginia (now West Virginia), October 26, 1862
November in Charleston, Charleston Virginia (now West Virginia), November 5, 1862
December in Memphis, Memphis Tennessee. Undated, but army camped twenty-three days, starting November 26, 1862.
Civil War Deserters, Mississippi River, January 20, 1863
Politics and Peaches, Army of the Mississippi, February 17, 1863
In the Dark Woods of the Mississippi, No location, Undated letter, could have been between January 13 and 20 on boat on White River.
Vicksburg Campaign Starts ,Richmond Louisiana, April 8, 1863
Water, Water Everwhere on March to Vicksburg, Carthage, Louisiana, April 20, 1863
At the Perkins Plantation , Louisiana, April 27. The last existing letter.
The Union Army Marches into Battle in Mississippi April-May 1863
From Battle to Battle Fighting through Mississippi to Vicksburg May 16-22, 1863
The End of the Erasmus Story May 22, 1863