Wartime Correspondence

The John A. Willoughby Correspondence

These letters are written by John A. Willoughby, of Company G, 5th Pennsylvania Reserves, prior to his commissioning as an officer. The original source of these transcripts however, has been lost.

Letter from Richard S. Carr, from Hampshire County, VA., July 18, 1861

July 18, 1861 [Clearfield Republican: 8-6-1861].Hampshire Co., VA – Dear Friends: It is with the greatest pleasure that I seat myself to write a few lines to you. I received two letters last n...

Letter from A. Curtin Gregg, from Camp Pierpont, January 6, 1861

A most interesting and well-written piece of correspondence authored by Private Andrew Curtin Gregg, of Centre County, Pennsylvania. The letters content reveals his strong desire to visit family and get...

Letter from Israel M. Groff, from Camp near Belle Plains, December 23, 1862

Camp near Belle PlainsDecember 23rd, 1862 Friend Abraham: Your kind letter was received last Wednesday a week ago in the evening when I was sitting in front of my tent by the fire, we had orders...