civil war http://tspr.org en Civil War Letters Between a Husband & Wife http://tspr.org/post/civil-war-letters-between-husband-wife-0 <p>A&nbsp; box of long-forgotten letters from&nbsp; a west-central Illinois farm&nbsp; house appeared to have value simply for&nbsp; the old stamps on the&nbsp; envelopes.<br /><br />But as a Beardstown couple&nbsp; started reading&nbsp; through the letters, they uncovered a story from the&nbsp; Civil War.&nbsp; The letters between a husband and wife tell a tale of love and hardship.<br /> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 21:36:26 +0000 Rich Egger 9322 at http://tspr.org Civil War Letters Between a Husband & Wife Native Soil Brought To Keokuk National Cemetery http://tspr.org/post/native-soil-brought-keokuk-national-cemetery-0 <p>The&nbsp; Keokuk National Cemetery is the final resting place for more than&nbsp; 600 Union and Confederate soldiers.<br /><br />Most of the soldiers&nbsp; were from Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri.<br /><br />A total of 17 states&nbsp; are represented in the cemetery, though, including Ohio, Alabama,&nbsp; and Texas.<br /><br />A&nbsp; special ceremony was held to bring those soldiers &quot;home.&quot;<br /><br />Soil&nbsp; was collected from all 17 states. It was spread on the graves so&nbsp; soldiers could be buried under their native soil.<br /> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 21:29:37 +0000 Jason Parrott 9319 at http://tspr.org Native Soil Brought To Keokuk National Cemetery