Isaac Parks Letter, March 30, 1862 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
ALS, 4 pp., dated March 30, 1862, Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, from Isaac Parks, Private, Company C, 52nd Illinois Infantry, to his wife [Sarah Parks]. One week before the Battle of Shiloh, Parks describes some of his fellow soldiers as impatient for combat, concluding, "I guess they will get enough fight before the war closes." Parks also discusses family and friends and describes the warm weather, peach trees and spring flowers blooming, and hearing a sermon preached in camp.
A transcription (2 pp.) is available.
A collection of 23 letters between Parks, his wife Sarah, and other family members and friends is held at the Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Illinois. Another collection of 12 letters between Parks, his wife, and other family members is held in the Department of Special Collections, University of Notre Dame.