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|My maternal Great Uncle Thomas Simpson kept a diary of the experiences of himself and his two brothers, James Cunningham Simpson and William R. Simpson as members of Company E, 102d Illinois Infantry, US. The three brothers enlisted together on September 2, 1862, at Knoxville, Illinois and served continuously until James died of wounds suffered near Fayetteville, NC, in March 1865. Thomas was also severely wounded and later succombed to illness or infection in a military hospital. The youngest, William, was the only one to survive the war and return home. I know the diary was still in existence as recently as 10 years ago because it was cited in an article. However, the author of the article has never responded to requests for information. I would be happy to purchase a copy or transcription of this diary. My Great Grandfather Eleazor L. Simpson was a younger brother.