The collection includes a photocopy of the Appointment to Captain document from the Illinois State Militia, autographs dated 1881, various correspondence, memorials dedicated to John McNulta, including photocopy of plaque inside Illinois Memorial at Vicksburg National Military Park naming soldiers of the McLean County 94th Infantry who fought at Vicksburg, and drawing of marker showing 94th Infantry Unit position at Vicksburg. Obituaries from newspapers around the country mourning General John McNulta, and his cipher book used during the war.