- Full Citation: Joseph B. Gosset, "A Letter from the Front: Vicksburg, 1863," ed. Erich L. Ewald, Indiana Magazine of History 91, no. 3 (September 1995): 321-325.
- Home: Henry County (Honey Creek)
- Year: 1864-1865
- Regiment: 87th Indiana Volunteers, Co. E
- Abstract: Joseph B. Gosset (1839-1863) first fought with the 8th Indiana Volunteers, Co. F, between April-August 1861. He re-enlisted in March 1862 in the 87th Indiana after the Battle of Pea Ridge (Arkansas). He died in unclear circumstances during the Vicksburg Campaign, 10 days after writing his only surviving letter to his uncle, reprinted in this article.
- Sample Text:
- "I would like to Be at home this summer and if I live till Vicksburg is taken I am coming home. I am willing to serve my country But I am not willing to stay away from friends and home always therefore you may look for me this fall if I live." (p. 325)
- LC Subject Headings:
- United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 87th (1862-1865)
- Vicksburg (Miss.) History Siege, 1863