Letter from George W. Woodward to Justus A. Balcom's parents, Johnson Balcom and Oriza Balcom, . In this letter, he informs them of the death of Justus Balcom and his thoughts on the war.
Military Service Note
Woodward, George W. Wright. Entered service in company G, Twenty-first Infantry, at organization, as Second Lieutenant, Aug. 8, 1862, at Grand Haven, for 3 years, age 37. Commissioned to date July 30, 1862. Mustered Sept. 3, 1862. Commissioned First Lieutenant Jan. 15, 1863. Mustered April 10, 1863. Commissioned Captain Dec. 2, 1863. Mustered Jan. 22, 1864. Brevet Major U.S. Volunteers, March 13, 1865, for meritorious services during the campaigns in Georgia and the Carolinas. Mustered out at Washington, D.C., June 8, 1865.