Narrative of a Private Soldier

in the Volunteer Army of the United States

During a portion of the period covered by the Great War of the Rebellion of 1861

by Charles Lewis Francis

Private, Company B, Eighty-Eighth Illinois Volunteers

My great-great-grandfather, Charles Lewis Francis, arrived from Wales in 1860, and shortly thereafter participated in the action of the Civil War. In 1879, he wrote and published a memoir of this period. I've scanned in the text and made it available here. I'm hoping to make a plain text version available in the near future.

In the meantime, here's as much as I've managed to plow through, in PDF format: Narrative of a Private Soldier.