1861: Abraham Nicholas Wolf Jr. to Sarah (Trexler) Wolf

This letter was written by Abraham N. Wolf, Jr. (1837-1895), the son of Abraham Nicholas, Sr. (1805-1879) and Polly Mildaberger (1811-18xx) of Northampton, Pennsylvania. A carpenter by trade Abraham Jr. volunteered early in the war as a private in Co. D, 9th Pennsylvania Infantry, a three months regiment. Following that, he reenlisted as a private… Read More 1861: Abraham Nicholas Wolf Jr. to Sarah (Trexler) Wolf

1862: Unidentified Soldier of 23rd OVI to Sister

This partial letter was written by an unidentified Union infantryman who datelined it from “Camp No. 5, Princeton, Virginia” on 5 May 1862. No names of comrades, officers or unit designations are contained within the letter; neither is there an envelope to tell us the recipient’s identity. Curiously, an internet search of “Camp 5, Princeton,… Read More 1862: Unidentified Soldier of 23rd OVI to Sister

1862: George Scheetz to Cousin

This letter was written by George Scheetz (1840-1905), the son of John Scheetz (1818-1857) and Anna Catherine Sands (1815-1886) of Pottstown, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania. George Scheetz enlisted on 21 April 1861 with Co. C, 4th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. Upon the expiration of his term, he re-enlisted as a corporal with Co. A, 53rd Pennsylvania Volunteers.… Read More 1862: George Scheetz to Cousin