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Sergeant Major Frank Austin, representing the 117th Illinois spoke at the monthly meeting of the Lt. George E. Dixon Camp # 1962 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans on Thursday, December 1, 2011. The 117th was comprised of students and teachers from McKendree College in Lebanon, Illinois. Frank read from letters and journals sent home by regiment members and gave an insight into the daily life of a Union soldier.