Sergeant Guy Wynkoop.
Sergeant Guy Wynkoop.

    Here you will find two letters written by Guy in 1862 and 1863, during the Civil War, to his Cousin Louise. In them he describes camp conditions and his impressions of the fight at Brandy Station, Virginia in 1863.

    Richard Wynkoop's 1904 edition of the Wynkoop Genealogy, (pages 155-156), has this to say about Guy and his family:

    780. Nile Frost Wynkoop, (Benjamin 444, Benjamin 178, Benjamin 53, Benjamin 8, Cornelius 1,) born November 9, 1807: married, October 15, 1840, Sarah Anne Heermans, born May 23, 1820, sister to Phoebe, who married his brother Alonzo [777]. He lived on a part of the old plantation of Maj. William Wynkoop [138]. The compiler received from him valuable information, and interesting letters.
    Children of Nile F. and Sarah A. Wynkoop:
1316. Guy: b. July 15, 1841, in Chemung, N. Y.: d. Aug. 30, 1864, in the rebel pen at Andersonville. He left school, when nearly ready for college, and enlisted in the 10th Reg., N. Y. Cavalry. His party were surrounded, while defending a ford, and Guy was captured and imprisoned.
1317. Sayer: b. Mch. 12, 1844: m., Nov. 23, 1875, Arabella Clark, in Zilwaukie, Mich. He had served 3 years, in the war for the Union.
1318. Delia Antoinette: b. Sept. 29, 1846: m. Henry S. Bridgeman.
1319. Alice Louise: b. Sept. 1, 1852: m. Charles Rockwell.
1320. Philip Heermans: b. Sept. 25, 1854.
1321. Ada Bell: b. Oct. 31, 1857.
1322. Joseph Frost: b. May 26, 1864.

    If anyone has more information about Guy Wynkoop or has access to his personal diary or other letters, I would love to hear about it. Please don't hesitate to contact me at [email protected].

    All my best,


Guy Wynkoop Letter dated July 21, 1862.New
     A letter from Camp Patterson, Baltimore, Maryland.

Guy Wynkoop Letter dated June 16th, 1863.New
     A letter from bivouac, near Centerville, Virginia.

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