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History of Buchanan County, Iowa 1842 to 1881
Transcribed by Tommy Joe Fulton and Peggy Hoehne

Warning: There are times in this chapter about the War of the Rebellion when words and phrases no longer considered acceptable are used. We have chosen to leave them as they reflect the times and mores of society at the time the book was written. These words in no way reflect the opinions of Rootsweb, the submitters or the owner of the website for the 27th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry.

[Early in the autumn of 1862, the war correspondence of the Buchanan county press, was enlarged by communications from members of the two companies, Captain Miller's and Captain Noble's, which had been enlisted from this county and were incorporated in the Twenty-seventh Iowa infantry. Letters over the signature C. H. L., were written by Charles H. Lewis, of Quasqueton, a member of Captain Miller's company. - E. P.]

CAMP FRANKLIN, DUBUQUE, September 4, 1862.

CAMP FRANKLIN, September 19th

CAMP FRANKLIN, DUBUQUE. October 4, 1862

CAMP GILBERT, November 3d.

CAMP THIRTY MILES FROM MEMPHIS, November 29, 1862.

CAMP ON HURRICANE CREEK, Mississippi, December 11, 1862.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-SEVENTH REGIMENT. December 1862

Letter dated December 26, 1862

CAMP REED, NEAR JACKSON, TENNESSEE, January 21, 1863.

CAMP REED, February 4, 1863.

WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY, CAMP REED, 1863.

CAMP REED, JACKSON, TENNESSEE, March 17, 1863.

SAME, March 23, 1863.

JACKSON, TENNESSEE, April 7, 1863.

CAMP REED, JACKSON, TENNESSEE, April 20, 1863

JACKSON, TENNESSEE, May 13, 1863

MOSCOW, TENNESSEE, TWENTY-SEVENTH REGIMENT, June 14, 1863

MOSCOW, TENNESSEE, July 5, 1863.

HELENA, ARKANSAS, August 25, 1863

CLARENDON, ARKANSAS, August 31, 1863

REAR OF VICKSBURGH, MISSISSIPPI, February 1, 1864

CANTON, MISSISSIPPI, February 27, 1864

ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA, March 17, 1864

GRAND ECORE, April 19, 1864