Civil War Letters: Pennsylvania

Civil War Letters: Pennsylvania

11th Pa. Cavalry – Sgt. Edgar J. Pierce Writes from Hagerstown, Md. Concerning the Confederate Raid on Chambersburg, Pa. & Capturing the Invaders – “WE HAD A FREIGHT TRAIN OF 21 CARS LOADED WITH THE WRETCHES. THEY HAD STOLEN EVERYTHING YOU WILL FIND IN A COUNTRY STORE”

The Chaplain of the 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Henry Wheeler Sends Home Two Souvenirs to his Wife:  A Confederate Envelope & Letter Sheet Taken at Occoquan, Va. + A Nice Letter to her

Luther R. Witman, Co. F, the Lochiel Gray’s, 25th Pa. Inf., Writes Home Sending THE MOST FAMOUS PATRIOTIC STATIONERY & ENVELOPE USED IN THE CIVIL WAR: THE ROSE OF WASHINGTON

Fredericksburg Battle Letter Written by Ellis C. Strouss, Co. K, 57th Pa. Infantry

Lieut. William W. Wells, Co. F, 58th Pa. Infantry Writes from “Camp Suffolk, Va.” in December 1862 – He Describes & DRAWS A MAP of their Expedition to the Blackwater River – “IF THERE’S ANYTHING THAT WILL MAKE A MAN DODGE, IT IS A PARROT SHELL” – “A CURIOUS SOUND THEIR PARROT SHELLS HAVE. SOMETHING LIKE A RAILROAD CAR UNDER FULL MOTION” – “THEY CAME THICKER AND FASTER, BURSTING ALL AROUND US, TEARING OFF LARGE BRANCHES OF TREES AND STRIKING IN AMONG US.”

Shiloh Battle Letter – Andrew Tuttle, 77th Pa. Infantry – “THE GROUND WAS ALMOST COVERED WITH DEAD BODIES, SOME WITH THEIR HEADS SHOT OFF AND SOME ALL TORN TO PIECES.”

100th Pa. Soldier E. F. S. Pinkerton Writes Home on His Way by Ship to South Carolina. “Thought our vessel was gone forever”… He Survived but 9 Months Later Drowned When His Ship Went Down on the Potomac River! “We got lots of Negros as captives. They like it first rate, they know they are free. I will send you a piece of cotton as it grows here.” – And it is enclosed!


116th PA. Infantry “Irish” – Action at Bristoe Station – Great Escape Story… Chased by Rebels


  Letter from the “Flagship Philadelphia” Charleston Harbor, July 22nd  1864 – Daniel Spangler Describes the Hand to Hand Combat of the Black Troops (54th  Mass.) in their Famous Assault on Fort Wagner (As Shown in the Movie Glory)

The Battle of Fredericksburg – Letters by William B. Glass Co. F, 155th Pa. Infantry

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