Diary of Charles A. Gunn dated 1863. In this diary, he writes a poem to his mother, draws badges for himself and Arthur Gunn, discusses rations, finances, the weather, the railroad, his health, a circus, the Siege of Vicksburg, General Morgan, camp life, deaths in his regiment, the shooting of his horse (Dec 11), and the mail.
Military Service Note
Gunn, Charles A. Clinton County. Enlisted in company B, Third Cavalry, Sept. 1, 1861, at St. Johns for 3 years, age 19. Mustered Oct. 11, 1861. On duty with Ninth Illinois Cavalry from Jan 31 to May 30, 1864. Discharged at expiration of term of service at Brownsville, Ark., Oct. 24, 1864.