Letter from Justus A. Balcom to his parents, Johnson and Oriza Balcom, dated October 30, 1862. In this letter, he discusses food, marching, the movements of his regiment, and the status of friends serving on the front.
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.