Rhodarn Marion 1861 Civil War letter



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Rhodom Maricle

Rhodom Maricle was born 1839, Mill Shoals, IL., White County, the son of Henry Clinton Maricle and Elizabeth Tate. In the letters written in April 1861 he talks of the war and the possibility he would enlist. His military records show that he did enlist Aug. 27th of that year, at Fairfield IL., in the 40th Regt, Illinois Infantry, to serve 3 years. April 6, 1862 he was wounded at Shilo. After a few months recuperation he rejoined his unit. He then contacted typhoid fever near the Yazoo River just north of Vicksburg, while the Reg't was on duty outside Vicksburg. Rhodom spent many months in the hospital at Memphis. Dec. 10, 1863 he was given a medical discharge and was put aboard a Hospital Steamer for the trip back to his home in Illinois. He only lived 4 weeks after arriving home. He died January 12, 1864.

One of his letters below written in his own handwriting as follows: