Category Archives: William Beebe

Waiting to March

Headquarters camp at Brentwood Camp Comp. K March the 1 1863   Dear Father Mother Sister and Brothers how are you to day well at least I hope so I am well again and if any thing A little tougher … Continue reading

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Letters to the parents

Camp at Nicholasville Dec-5-1862 Dear Mother how are you this eavning[sic]  well I hope I am well and tougher than a not[knot]  we received your kind letter this afternoon and was glad to hear from you and to hear that … Continue reading

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Won’t muster as Illinois troops

This short letter is the first in the series written from William Beebe. He seems anxious to write to his parents and family because he, and brother Chester, just received their letter 15 minutes earlier. The letter is written January … Continue reading

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The stories of Chester Beebe, William Beebe, and Gideon Portman

This is a series of 19 letters written by Chester Beebe, his brother William Beebe, and Gideon Portman. Chester Beebe was married to Portman’s sister so the two were brothers-in-law.  The young men were from Brady Township, east of Vicksburg. … Continue reading

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