Civil War Soldier Letter Edgar Warner 126th Ny Union Mills Va Sept, 1863
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Civil War Soldier Letter Edgar Warner 126th Ny Union Mills Va Sept, 1863:
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Civil War soldier letter, Pvt. Edgar A. Warner, 126th New York, Union Mills Feb 1, 1863, 1.5 pages in pencil to father and mother, with cover, #65 defective, cds Alexandria Va, have gotten over the mumps and will be able to go on duty tomorrow, talks of Jeff Moore going back to the hospital, does not want father to lose he wagon and pay the note, I have got plenty of good clothes and three pairs of socks, you can send me a pair of boots, more on getting boots, also wants chewing Tobacco.Apologies extended to buyers and watchers. Had to take down listing as we did not put up right pictures. There is one other letter that was taken down that will relisted shortly.There are three more Warner letters to list and they will be done by April 23, today, in the PM. Thanks for understanding.
Edgar A. WarnerResidence was not listed; 21 years old. Enlisted on 7/31/1862 at Canandaigua, NY as a Private. On 8/22/1862 he mustered into "K" Co. NY 126th Infantry He died of wounds on 10/16/1862 at Alexandria, VA (this is a misprint, as he died on 10-16-63) See below He was listed as: * POW 9/15/1862 Harper's Ferry, VA * Paroled 9/16/1862 Harper's Ferry, VA * Wounded 10/14/1863 Bristoe Station, VA Edgar A. Warnerwas born in Hopewell, New York, and by occupation was a farmer; he enlisted July 31st, 1862, aged twenty-one years, and was in the battles of Harper's Ferry, Gettysburg, Auburn Ford and Bristow Station; he was mortally wounded in action at Bristow Station, October 14th, 1863, and died of wounds received in action, October 16th, 1863.
One of the first European-Americans to settle permanently in the area wasAdam Miller(Mueller), a native of Germany.In 1741, Miller purchased 820 acres (3.3km2), including a large lithia spring, near Elkton and lived on this property for the remainder of his life.He sold 280 acres (1.1km2) of this property to his son-in-law, Jacob Baer, and the spring on Miller’s land is still known as Bear Lithia Spring.
Conrads Store was ageneral storebuilt by George Conrad about 1812. George Conrad was a son of Captain Stephen Conrad who served during theAmerican Revolution. In 1816, Conrads Store became a United Statespost officewith George Conrad as its first postmaster. During theAmerican Civil War(1861–1865), Conrads Store operated as aConfederatepost office. In September 1866, postal service was briefly discontinued at Conrads Store, and intermittently resumed and discontinued over the next decade until 1881 when the name, Elkton, was adopted as the name of new passenger station of theShenandoah Valley Railroad. In January 1881, Elkton, Virginia was established as a post office. The Town of Elkton was officially incorporated on March 14, 1908.
An important building in the town's history is the Jennings House. Built in 1840 by Dr.Samuel B. Jennings, the house was transformed into a hospital during the Civil War. The historic Jennings House was converted to house the local government. The town Christmas tree can be found across the street from the house.
Located on Rockingham Street, theMiller-Kite Housewas the headquarters of GeneralStonewall Jacksonat the start of theShenandoah Valley Campaignduring the Civil War. Now the house is a town landmark and museum, housing many items from the war and some of Jackson's personal belongings. In one of the second-story windows a cardboard cutout of the General watches the street. Many visitors report stories of ghosts or unusual behavior while in the house.
In addition to the Miller-Kite House,Bon Airand theKite Mansionare listed on theNational Register of Historic Places.
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