Civil War Letters: Pennsylvania

Civil War Letters: Pennsylvania

1st PA. Light Artillery, Battery F – Writes from the Battlefield of Antietam



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”



35th Pa. Infantry Battle Letter Written by William D. Dixon Future Colonel & Brevet Brig-General – GREAT ACCOUNT OF THE BATTLE OF DRANESVILLE, VA.




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



Wonderful Full Page Patriotic Stationary Letter Sheet “Death of Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth” & at the bottom “Ellsworth’s Last Letter” – Letter is from Soldier in the 58th PA. Infantry, George Richter





Soldier’s Letter – Headquarters 76th Pennsylvania Volunteers, Hilton Head, S.C., October 2, 1862 – Endorsed by Col. N. W. Brown, Commanding the Post at Hilton Head & by Major General Ormsby M. Mitchel (Signed 28 days before he died!)



99th Pa. Infantry – William J. Dougall Describes Battles at Auburn, Bristow Station, Fairfax Court House, Bull Run, and best of all, A BULLET GOING THROUGH “THAT RED PATCH… ON THE TOP OF THE CAP” (Corps Badge: 3rd Corps, 1st Division, Red Diamond)



  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)

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