91st PA in their own words

In their own words

This list includes everything written by members of the 91st that I've transcribed (with links), and some references to works I do not have copies of, except for archival material from the National Archives. If you know of something else, please tell me.

[anonymous member of company G]
[anonymous]
[anonymous, under the pseudonym 'Don Quixote']
Armstrong, Robert J (H)
  • letter, Robt J Armstrong to family, 5 June 1862, from dependents' pension certificate files, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 57,300, Mary Armstrong mother of Robert J Armstrong, page 31
  • letter, Robt J Armstrong to family, 24 April 1863, from dependents' pension certificate files, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 57,300, Mary Armstrong mother of Robert J Armstrong, pages 27-28
  • letter, Robt J Armstrong to family, 22 December 1863, from dependents' pension certificate files, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 57,300, Mary Armstrong mother of Robert J Armstrong, pages 29-30
Baird, David
  • letter, David Baird to (uncle) Andrew Baird, 3 June 1864, from widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 44751, Andrew Baird guardian of minor children of Alexander Baird
Bowen, Alva
Brown, Andrew
  • letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 29 March 1862, Washington DC
  • letter, Andrew Brown to father and sister, 14 April 1862, Washington DC
  • letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 17 April 1862, Carroll Hill Barracks Washington DC
  • letter, Andrew Brown to father and sister, 5 May 1862, Alexandria Va
  • letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 16 June [1862], Alexandria Va
  • letter, Andrew Brown to father and sister, 4 August 1862, Alexandria Virginia
  • letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 26 August [1862], camp near Cloud Mills Va
  • letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 30 January [1863], camp near Falmouth Virginia
  • letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 9 February 1862 [sic; probably a mistake for 1863], camp near Falmouth Va
  • letter, Andrew Brown to father and sister, 14 February [1863], camp near Falmouth VA
  • letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 3 March [1863], camp near Falmouth VA
  • letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 3 April [1863], camp near Falmouth Virginia
  • letter, Andrew Brown to his father, 31 May 1863, 5th Corps Hospital, near Acquia Creek
  • letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 5 March 1864, camp at Warrington Junction Virginia
  • letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 31 March 1864, Warrenton Junction, VA
  • letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 18 April 1864, Warrenton Junction, VA
  • letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 28 April [1864], Warrenton Junction, VA
  • letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 7 June 1864, Coal [sic] Harbor, VA
  • letter, Andrew Brown to his father and sister, 17 June 1864, Camp near Petersburg Va
Cartledge, James
Cloud, William
Eyre, Benjamin
  • letter, Geo W Eyre to Mary Ann Eyre, May 1862 (in his mother's pension application)
Flynn, John
  • letter and a second letter, both dated 25 February 1865, from John Flynn to his parents (in his mother's pension application)
Gregory, Edgar Mandlebert
  • [report of Gregory's response to Gov Curtin's speech at the flag presentation]. Philadelphia Inquirer Saturday 7 December 1861, page 8.
  • Report of action at Fredericksburg. Official Records series 1 volume 21 pages 438-440.
  • Report of Second Brigade's actions 29 March 1865 to 9 April 1865. House Miscellaneous Document 208, part 1: 'The War of the Rebellion: ... [Main Eastern Theater: Richmond-Petersburg Campaign/Operations against Fort Fisher and Wilmington/Sheridan's Expedition to Petersburg/Appomattox Campaign; January-June 1865; series 1, volume 46, chapter 58, part 1]'. Serial Set volume 3261, session volume 33, 53rd Congress, 2nd session. Pages 853-855.]
  • [letters sent as Assistant Commissioner, Freedman's Bureau, in Texas]
  • Report of [Freedmen's Bureau in] Texas [December 1865]'. Senate Executive Document 27, 39th Congress, 1st session, pp.147-150, serial set volume 1238.
  • [Report of Freedmen's Bureau in] Maryland [November 1866]. Senate executive document no. 6, 39th Congress, 2nd session, pp.89-94, serial set volume 1276.
  • [letter, Gregory to Howard, about an attack by whites on blacks at a Camp Meeting]. New York Times 19 October 1866, page 1, column 5
Griffith, John J
  • condolence letter, John J Griffith to Mrs Carrigan, 24 May 1865, Camp near Long Bridge, Virginia
Hamill, John
  • condolence letter, John Hamill to Mary Ann Hallowell, 21 December 1862, from widow's pension certificate file, WC 83,392
Hampton, George S
  • Manuscript letter, written some years after the war. See Bruce Catton A stillness at Appomatox (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, *), volume 3, pages 341, 382, and 425.
Hope, Theodore A
  • letter, Theodore A Hope to Ellen Haughey (widow of Charles Haughey, undated but probably about 21 November 1864 (not quite a letter of condolence, but a letter informing her that they assumed her husband was dead but had received no official notice)
Johnson, William Henry
  • letter, William Henry Johnson to his parents, 11 Feb 1862
  • letter, William Henry Johnson to his parents, 4 June 1862
  • letter, Wm H Johnson to his parents, 21 February 1863
  • letter, William H Johnson to parents, 4 January 1864
Lentz, John D
  • Report of action on 16 December 1862 at Fredericksburg, Virginia. Official Records series 1 volume 21 page 403.
  • Report of 91st's actions from 4 May 1864 to 30 July 1864. Official Records series 1 volume 30 part 1 pages 555-557, and series 1 volume 40 part 1 pages 461-462.
Mathers, Henry G
  • letter, Henry [Mathes] to his mother, 28 Jan [1862], Washington
  • letter, Henry G. Mathes to his mother, 11 February [1862], Washington
  • letter, Henry G Mathes to his mother, 12 April [1862], Washington
  • letter, Henry G Mathes to his mother, 15 April [1862], Washington DC,
  • letter, H G Mathes to his mother, 20 April [1862], Washington DC
  • letter, HG Mathes to his mother, 4 June 1862, Alexandria VA
  • letter, Henry G Mathes to his mother, 22 November 1863, Camp near Bealton Station
  • letter, Henry G Mathes to one of his sisters, 21 January 1864
  • letter, Henry G Mathes to one of his sisters, 8 Feb 1864, camp near Culpepper
  • letter, Henry Mathes to his mother, 26 February 1864, Camp near Culpepper VA
  • letter, Henry Mathes to mother, 30 April 1864, Camp near Mitchell's Station
Moore, Thomas
  • 'What might have been. The significant closing days of the Great Rebellion'. National Tribune 21 February 1895. [cited in Advance the colors, p.315]
Parsons, Theodore
  • condolence letter to Mrs Sarah Brown, 23 Dec 1862, about the death of her husband, in widow's pension certificate file, certificate 4,959, Sarah Brown widow of William H Brown, pages 14-15
Partenheimer, Harold T
[I have not seen this letter] letter, Harold T Partenheimer to Lambert J Dedford, 18 May 1865, in the Union League Archives
Raitt, C
Reiff, William C
Sellers, Eli G.
  • Report of action on 25 March 1865. Official Records series 1 volume 46 part 1 pages 275-276.
  • Report of action on 1 April 1865. Official Records series 1 volume 46 part 1 page 866.
  • condolence letter, Eli G Sellers to Elizabeth B Spear, August 1863
Shriner, Benjamin
  • letter, Benjamin Shriner to Maria A Shriner, 7 May 1865, Campbell Hospital, Washington DC
Simpson, Thomas
  • letter to his mother, in pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, RG 15, certificate 52,775, Susanna mother of Thomas W Simpson
Todd, James
  • letter, James Allen Todd to his mother, 19 December 1862, camp near Falmouth Virginia
  • letter, James Allen Todd to his mother, [February 1862], Camp Stanton, Washington DC
  • letter, James Allen Todd to his mother, [summer 1862], Fairfax Court House
  • letter, James Allen Todd to his mother, 1 March [1862], Washington DC
Walter, Thomas
Welch, Joseph

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