51st Pa Diary For The Year 1862, In French, Of Louis P. Cayott (cayot). For Sale
If you read 19th C. French, this will be a fine read. This is a diary kept by Louis Cayot. Louis P. Cayot (Cayatt) was a Frenchman who immigrated to Frenchville, PA. HE immediately enlisted into Co. B, 3rd PA, for 3 months, mustered out on 7/29/61, and then he mustered into Co. G, 51st PA on 10/17/1861. Some wording is easy to understand as the names of the Battles are fairly recognizable. He mentions many battles he participated in with the 51st, and relates the death of General Jesse Reno, under whose command Cayot served. The following is info on the 51st PA. The portion of this regiment that was recruited in Clearfield county was exceedingly small, only comprising a contingent of sixteen men, enlisted by Peter A. Gaulin, who afterward was prmoted to captain of Company "G". A major portion of these were enlisted in October, 1861, for the regular three years service. On the 6thday of January, 1862, the regiment embarked for Roanoke Island, where they participated in the operations at that point, and moved next in the expedition of Newbern. Afterwards they were engaged at Cedar Mountain and the second battle at Bull Run. At Antietam they were under a terrible fire and made a gallant record in that battle. From Antietam it went before Fredericksburg, and subsequently was ordered to Fortress Monroe. It then followed the fortunes and shared the hardships and privations of the Ninth Army Corps, and participated in the Knoxville campaign. During the spring campaign it pushed forward where they again met the enemy. At Cold Harbor,they sustained heavy losses. The regiment participated in: Poplar Springs Church, Ream's Station, Hatcher's Run, and in the final attack which resulted in the evacuation of Richmond. It mustered out on the 27thday of July, 1865. After the War, Cayot moved to Franklin, Kansas. Free shipping in CONUS
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51st Pa Diary For The Year 1862, In French, Of Louis P. Cayott (cayot). : $600