Letter from Justus A. Balcom to his parent, Johnson and Oriza Balcom, dated October 8, 1863. In this letter, he discusses being in the hospital with ague, the Battle of Chickamauga, General Rosecrans, and food.
Military Service Note
Balcom, Justus A. Allendale. Enlisted in company G, Twenty-first Infantry, Aug. 13, 1862, at Grand Haven, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Sept. 3, 1862. Died of disease at Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 31, 1863. Buried in National Cemetery at Nashville, Tenn.