The James Lindsey Inghram Letters

We are entirely indebted to Candice Lynn Buchanan, of Greene Connections, for sharing with us the Pension Records of Adjutant James L. Inghram of the 8th Pennsylvania Reserves. Inghram was a native of Greene County, as was the company in which he enlisted, Company I of the 8th Reg’t., P.R.V.C. These pension records not only contain a wealth of information about Ingrham, but also have a number of wartime letters attached as well. Inghram unfortunately would be killed in action at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia on December 13, 1862. These letters were provided to the Pension Office in order to prove Ingrham’s service, and have been graciously transcribed by Brendon Stead of the PRVCHS.

Letter from James L. Inghram, prob. Sept/Oct. 1861

[This letter is undated, but most likely written near Camp Tenally or Pierpont in either September or October of 1861. - Transcribed by Brendon Stead] 8 O'Clock at night I have a little time tonight to add a few more lines to my letter. On Sunday...

Letter from James L. Inghram, from Camp Pierpont, January 19, 1862

Camp Pierpont, Virginia Jan. 19th, 1862 Dear Aunt Maria,  Your kind letter of the 12th reaches me two days since, and I assume you found a welcome. I have nothing interesting to write you, in the way of war news – but am glad to say I co...