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Letter from Charles M. Yocum, Hayesville, Ohio, to Lucian S. Yocum (brother), 16th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer W.S.A., in Memphis, Tennessee, dated December 31, 1862. Charles notes the forthcoming battle for Vicksburg. He also has a long discussion of the impact of the Emancipation Proclamation which Charles supports after Lucian had noted in an earlier letter that it might make the South fight harder. A transcription of the letter can be found in the finding aid.

Charles M. Yocum was born on February 17, 1842, in Plain township, Wayne County, Ohio, the son of Joseph Glancy (1816-1907) and Margaret Bonnet Funk Yocum (1820-1896). He had a brother, Lucian S. Charles served as a private in Company G, 166th Regiment, of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry for four months in 1864. Graduated from the Vermillion Institute, Hayesville, in 1866 and was admitted to the bar in 1868. In 1872 he married Isabella A. Ross of Wooster, Ohio. He practiced law in Wooster for many years. He died on August 28, 1911.

Lucian S. Yocum was born in 1840. He enlisted as a private on September 18, 1861, and was mustered into Company G, 16th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The regiment served in Kentucky and West Virginia before being ordered to Memphis on November 10, 1862. Then served in Arkansas and Mississippi, including siege of Vicksburg and Jackson, and then served in Louisiana. Lucian was mustered out on November 31, 1864. He married Lucy Weaver (1848-1884) and had a son Joseph Glancy (1867-1928). Lucian died in 1912.




1862 December 31


United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Charles M. Yocum letter, 1862