by - William C. Penland  -  1862 - 1863

In February of 1988, the letters to his parents by William Chamberlain Penland, a Calvary Sergeant ( in the Confederacy), stationed in East Tennessee during the Civil War in 1862 - 1863 were published in the PHS Bulletin.    Because many people named Penland, or related to Penlands, are currently searching for their historical roots, and may not have seen these letters, they are being presented here so they are readily available for everyone to read.   The original letters were hand-written, but have been decoded and typed to improve their readability.