The June and Gilbert Krueger collection of Civil War letters consists of 86 letters, 2 postcards, 1 note, 4 clippings, and one program, dated 1861-1886. The letters were written by members of the Obriham extended family--brothers Charles J., Edwin C., Frank W., and Harlow H., cousin Charles L. Beebe, and friend Zachary L. Drake. The majority are addressed to Lovina Obriham, sister of Charles, Edwin, Frank, and Harlow. The letters were written from Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and deal largely with camp life, troop movements, and military engagements, with some mention of the siege of Vicksburg and the march on Savannah. Of particular interest are the letters from Edwin Obriham and Charles Beebe; they are the most numerous and thus give the most comprehensive picture of these soldiers' experiences in the Civil War. Almost all of them were present at the Battle of Vicksburg, and Edwin's letters describe the scene in some detail. Charles's letters are more detailed than any of the others, describing in more personal terms the food, marches, and general conditions of soldiers in the Union Army. The collection also includes letters to Lovina from female relatives, and letters to and from other cousins and friends.