John H., James, and William Alker Papers, 1861-1864 (C3822)

0.1 cubic feet (5 folders)

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Letters from three English brothers to their parents and various siblings in Pittsburgh, PA, describing everyday camp life for soldiers of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. Includes detailed accounts of picketing, troop movements, and guerrilla warfare. Also contains discharge papers of John Alker.

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