Civil War Soldier Letter William W.wilbur 172nd Pa 2nd Lt Yorktown Va June 10,63
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Civil War Soldier Letter William W.wilbur 172nd Pa 2nd Lt Yorktown Va June 10,63:
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Civil War soldier letter, William W. Wilbur, 2nd Lt. 172nd Pa infantry, 4 pages, Yorktown, Va, June 10, 1863, to his parents in Warren, PA, comes with damaged cover, postmarked Old Point Comfort, VA, starts with more detail on starting a pottery to make stoneware, mentions pottery works at Titusville and Erie, Lt. Pentz talks of a pottery named Porter who was starting a business when the war broke out, much more great detail about the pottery business in Warren and his thoughts of starting one, really exceptional detail on this unusual content that follows along from the other letter just listed.
William W. Wilbur
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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