Wartime Correspondence

The Philip A. Lantzey Correspondence

These letter transcripts are written by Philip Ambrose Lantzey, of Company A, 11th Pennsylvania Reserves, and contributed to us by way of Mr. Robert Murphy. The letters can be found on Lantzey’s soldier page.

Letter from "K", from Camp Wilkins, July 8, 1861

July 8, 1861, Another regiment was organized here on Tuesday out of the remaining companies in camp. It is called the 11th Regiment, P.R.C. The following are the companies composing it: Cambria Guards,...

Letter from "Anon.", from Camp Wilkins, July 6, 1861

July 6, 1861 Col. Hayes’ regiment left for Camp Wilkins early on Monday morning, and Col. McCalmont’s regiment came up to take their place. In the meantime the Cambria Guards, who had been lying in ...