The letters of Sophronia Chipman to her husband in the 76th Illinois Infantry describe her life in rural Kankakee County during the second half of the Civil War. In them she discusses her concerns for her husband's health, the care of her family, neighbors, the draft, and the near loss of the family farm.
Betts, Vicki, ""'Dear Husband': The Civil War Letters of Sophronia Joiner Chipman, Kankakee County, Illinois, 1863-1865." Military History of the West 29 no. 2 (Fall 1999): 149-199." (1999). Presentations and Publications. Paper 33.