Letters written from Lake County, Illinois soldier home to his parents in Warren Township, Illinois regarding life and events in the Illinois 65th Infantry regiment and on the battlefield. Correspondence, discharge and pension papers, and newspaper article are arranged chronologically. The folder also includes mounted uniform buttons and Army and Regimental pins and the History and Roster of the Sixty-Fifth Illinois Infantry. There are photocopies of all the documents in a second folder
Scope and Contents note File contains a "true copy of the original abstract of title" to North Part of the City of Highland Park, Lake Co., Ill. The document shows the history of the property from 1844 to 1867. There are three copies in this file. Two of the copis are signed by Alvah S. Rogers certifying the document is a true copy of the original. The third copy is signed by Louis J. Gurnee certifying that it is a true copy of the original.