The collection consists chiefly of letters addressed to Lovina Obriham of Freeport, Winneshiek County, Iowa, from her brothers,
Edwin C., Charles J., Frank W., and Harlow H. Obriham, her cousin and future husband, Chales L. Beebe, and other Union soldiers
serving with the 9th Iowa Volunteers and other units; written from Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia,
and South Carolina, the letters deal largely with camp life, troop movements, and military engagements, with some mention
of the siege of Vicksburg and the march on Savannah.
The Obriham family resided in lived in Freeport, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Charles, Frank, and Henry served in the 38th Iowa
Infantry, mustered into service on November 4, 1862 in Dubuque, and mustered out of service August 15, 1865 in Houston, Texas.
Charles died on June 20, 1863 in Decorah, Iowa; Henry on June 13, 1863 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Edwin Obriham served in
the 9th Iowa Infantry, mustered into service on June 10, 1861 at Keokuk, Iowa and mustered out of service at Louisville, Kentucky
on July 12, 1865. Charles L. Beebe married Lovina Obriham in 1866.
0.42 Linear feet
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