"Grant's Movement South of the James-Battle of Poplar Spring Church-Gallant Charge of a Part of the Fifth Corps on the Confederate Fort, September 30th, 1864." From Frank Leslie's Scenes and Portraits of the Civil War
    While the Army of the Potomac prepared for a fall campaign, a letter home from Pvt. Nelson Robbins (12th Pa. Res., Co. C, 190th Pa., Co. E) described conditions around the camp of the 190th & 191st Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers. "Here I am in this land of desolation and ruin - for what else can I call it? There are neither houses nor trees to be seen for miles around - nothing but forts, rifle pits and the camps. Drills, reviews, and parades are frequent now that the army is resting…”
    Evan Morrison Woodward
    Evan Morrison Woodward, of Puritan and Huguenot origin, was the son of James S. and Rebecca Anna (De-la-Montaigne) Woodward, and was born in Philadelphia, March 11th, 1828. He received a liberal education at a private school. Influenced by the love of adventure, he sailed around Cape Horn to California, and spent several years in roaming through that State, Mexico,...
    CAPT. THOMAS FRALEY BRINGHURST. Thomas F. Bringhurst, son of Col. John Elenry Bringhurst, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., November 17, 1837, and died there, August 2, 1892; was buried in Whitemarsh, Montgomery Co., Pa. He attended the schools of his city and entered the University in 1856, remaining two years. On the breaking out of the Civil War, he offered his...
    Henry Blanchard with the First State Colors 9th Reserve. Source: Advance the Colors! Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags
    Following the Battle of Fredericksburg the Reserves were detached from the Army of the Potomac and assigned to the Defenses of Washington. In May of 1863, Colonel Horatio Sickel, of the 3rd Reserve who was commanding the division sent the following letter to Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin requesting that new regimental flags be issued to the division.
    Captain David V Feaster, farmer, P.O. Yardley, was born in Northampton township, this county, October 27, 1822, and is a son of William and Jane (Van Horn) Feaster, the former a native of Bucks County, and the latter of New Jersey, and both of German descent. The grandfather, John, kept a hotel in Philadelphia for a number of years,...
    The Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps Historical Society was organized in 2004 by August Marchetti and Justin Sanders.

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