Tag Archives: Chester Beebe

We have got as good a set of boys is our Company

In this second letter, Gideon writes to his sister Harriet Portman Lewis and lists all the local men who are in camp with him. He also reports that Chester Beebe has married one of their sisters, as if she is … 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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Gideon Portman and Chester Beebe

COMING SOON! In the near future, we will begin posting a set of 19 letters written by Union soldiers from Brady Township in Kalamazoo County  — two of the soldiers, Gideon Portman and Chester Beebe, were brothers-in-law who each enlisted … Continue reading

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