The Bingaman Civil War Letters
About the book
This book begins with a newlywed pioneer couple from Tennessee moving to Marion County, Illinois in 1830. It describes their joys and struggles as they begin to tame the land and start a family. A few decades later the nation is under the cloud of a great civil war. Six of the seven sons of Elizabeth Bingaman serve in the Union Army. She saved over 80 letters which they wrote home. These letters are presented here with additional information about a variety of subjects including a military execution they observed.
About the author
Larry Periman graduated from Southern Illinois University with a B.S. in accounting. He later earned a MBA from Illinois State University. He worked in accounting and corporate management for various corporations in Decatur, Illinois from 1961 to 2000. During this period he passed the Certified Financial Planner series of exams and has assisted various not-for-profit organizations and individuals with their investing and financial planning needs. His special interest in Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War has taken him and his late wife Neva from Lincoln’s birthplace and Fort Sumter to Lincoln’s tomb and Appomattox and many related sites of interest between. After retirement he returned to the farm where he grew up in Rome Township, Jefferson County, Illinois. His residence is located one mile south of Marion County and only a few miles from the former location of the farms of the families featured in this book.
Title: The Bingaman Civil War Letters
Author: Larry E. Periman
Publisher: Mira Digital Publishing
Dimensions (inches): 6” x 9”