"Army Life of an Illinois Soldier, Including a Day by Day Record of Sherman's March to the Sea" is a collection of both the letters and diary of the late Charles W. Wills, Union Private and Sergeant 8th Illinois Infantry; Lieutenant and Battalion Adjutant 7th Illinois Cavalry; Captain, Major and Lieutenant Colonel 103rd Illinois Infantry.
Painstakingly and lovingly compiled and published by his sister, Mary E. Kellogg, it gives readers in the modern day a startlingly detailed glimpse into what it meant be a Union soldier. From the outset, we follow the rise, trials, travels, and tribulations of Mr. Wills as he treks across half of the North American continent.
What is most startling is twofold: first that he remained alive throughout the whole affair, and second that he crafted such detailed and educated letters.
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