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Civil War Soldier Letter William W. Wilbur 172nd Pa 2nd Lt Yorktown Va 5/25,1862 For Sale
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Civil War soldier letter, William W. Wilbur, 2nd Lt. 172nd Pa infantry, nearly 7 pages with the first 4 being on patriotic stationery (small embossing of waving flag-not too clear, lined with red/blue border, Yorktown, Va May 25, 1862, comes with cover franked #65, partial Old Point Comfort, VA, not in great shape but better than no cover, addressed to his parents Warren PA. We get news regularly, news flash that Vicksburg is ours, our forces seem to annoy the enemy at West Point very much, mail boat was fired upon but did not do much damage, the gun boats went up and shelled them and burned all the houses in the vicinity, Kilpatrick made a raid into Glocester County with great success, we are now well prepared to make these raids, it is rumored that we will get paid, talks of nine month regiment, our Lt. A Pentz has a pottery at Clearfield where he makes stoneware from a fruit jar to a churn, he talks is extraordinary how he plans to set himself up in business making pottery like Pentz, a very profitable business it seems. Quite fascinating detail that is very different from what you see in soldier letters. Quite good indeed!
William W. Wilbur
Residence was not listed;
Enlisted on 11/1/1862 as a 2nd Lieutenant.
On 11/29/1862 he was commissioned into "E" Co. PA 172nd Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 8/1/1863 at Harrisburg, PAPENNSYLVANIA ONE HUNDRED and SEVENTY-SECOND INFANTRY
One Hundred and Seventy-second Infantry. - Col., Charles
Kleckner; Lieut.-Cols., Thaddeus G. Bogle, James A. Johnson;
Maj. M. T. Heintzelman. The greater portion of this militia
regiment came from the counties of Snyder and Northumberland.
It was mustered into the U. S. service at Harrisburg in Nov.,
1862, for nine months, and moved to Washington on Dec. 2. It
was ordered to Newport News, thence to Yorktown, and garrisoned
the fort at the latter place until July, 1863. At that time it
was sent to Hagerstown, Md., and assigned to the 11th corps,
which it joined in the pursuit of the enemy as far as William-
sport. It then moved to Warrenton Junction and from there to
Harrisburg, where it was mustered out on Aug. 1.
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Civil War Soldier Letter William W. Wilbur 172nd Pa 2nd Lt Yorktown Va 5/25,1862: $49