This document contains the images and transcripts of three letters written byJohn G. Munsell over the period of July 1863 to August 1864. The recipient of allthree letters is a “Brother Angevine” that resides in Pataskala, Licking CountyOhio. I am unsure which member of the Angevine family this is, but John G.Munsell’s (JGM) would have been contemporaries with Edwin Angevine, b. Dec1830 in NY; Hiram R. Angevine, b. Jun 1834 Harrison Twp; or Frank Angevine, b.Nov 1841Granville Twp. The letters came into my possession through my fatherRobert C. Angevine, who received them from the estate of my Aunt, Dorothy Angevine.The letters are dated July 6
1863, Nov 5
1863, and Aug 2
1864. Thereare no envelopes or other supporting documentation. They are in generally faircondition with folds, creases, yellowing, and minor stains and tears. The writing isstill legible, although some parts require a magnifying glass to better discern whatis written.
Who is John G. Munsell:
At the time JGM wrote these letters he was assigned to the 110
IllinoisInfantry Regiment, a history of the regiment is attached at Appendix A.
JGMshistorical references all seem to match the documentation that I have found inmultiple sources and are identified in endnotes throughout the transcripts. Hisservice within the regiment is recorded
Date of MusterRank Residence Date of Rank or Enlistment RemarksPrivate Mt. Vernon Sep 11, 1862 Prom. Hospital StewardHosp Steward Mt. Vernon Aug 14, 1862 Sep 11, 1862 Prom. 2
Asst. Surg. Mt. Vernon Mar 10, 1864 Apr 6, 1864 Mustered out Jun 8, 1865
JMG became a First Lieutenant when he was promoted to 2nd Asst. Surgeon and itappears that he mustered out of the Army at that rank. The record shows that hewas mustered out on June 8, 1865.I posted a query on Ancestry.com and got a quick reply back from Bill Munsiland Nancy Cunningham. Bill provided the following information: John GMUNSELLE was born in 1836 in Harrison Twp, Licking, Ohio. He appears in the1850 Ohio Census at age 14. He may be the same John Munsell as 1900 Illinoiscensus (b. Aug 1838) or in the 1900 Ohio Census (b. 1837). If he is the Munsell inthe IL census, he lived at 128 N. Walnut, Centralia, Marion Co. IL. Copies of theemails are attached. According to Bill the last name is spelled nine different ways:Muncel, Muncell, Muncil, Muncill, Munsel, Munsell, Munselle, Munsil, and Munsil.However it is spelled most of the family descended from Thomas Munsell (and otherspellings) who showed up in Connecticut prior to 1680.