The Follett Brothers Letters

The Follett Brothers Letters


The Follett Brothers Letters were transcribed and scanned by Scott Laidig.

In August 1861 the oldest of three brothers of an Illinois family volunteered for service in response to President Abraham Lincoln’s call to arms to defend the Union. A short time later a second brother enlisted to serve his country, and, in 1862, a third brother joined the Union Army. For the family the war would be a story of triumph and heartbreak, life and death, opportunity seized and opportunity lost.

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Follett Family Album