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A. M. Haight letter

A. M. Haight letter, 1862 Jun. 21
A. M. Haight letter
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1862 Jun. 21
Letter, 21 June 1862, from A. M. Haight (1837-1915) of Company E, 52nd Pennsylvania Infantry, along the Chickahominy River, Virginia, to David Bearon of Bradford County, Pennsylvania, regarding the death of his son Thomas Bearon (d. 1862) in fighting during the Seven Days' battles. Haight recounts Thomas Bearon's concern over his possessions and money owed him by William S. Lewis, Thomas's death, and later burial. He notes that enemy soldiers had taken Thomas's possessions. Haight also refutes William S. Lewis's account of Lewis's resignation from the army, noting he was discharged, and Lewis's statement regarding payment of money to Bearon. Haight includes a statement signed by other soldiers in the company regarding Lewis
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Allen M. Haight was born on 13 February 1837 in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, to George R. Haight and Elizabeth O. Curtis Haight. Before the Civil War, he worked on his father's farm. When the war began, he enlisted in Company E, 52nd Pennsylvania Infantry as a musician on 29 October 1861. Haight was promoted to principal musician 26 August 1864 and transferred to the regimental staff. He was mustered out of the service 5 November 1864. After the Civil War, Haight moved to Tioga County, Pennsylvania, and worked as a wagon and carriage maker, as well as an undertaker. Haight married Emma M. Rutty (1837-1926) in 1864 or 1865, and they had three children. Haight died in Tioga County 29 March 1915 and was buried in the Mainesburg Cemetery in Tioga County.
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