The Resource E. J. Ague letters

E. J. Ague letters

Label
E. J. Ague letters, 1861-1862
Title
E. J. Ague letters
Inclusive dates
1861-1862
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1861-1862, of E. J. Ague (d. 1864) of Company B, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves (39th Pennsylvania Infantry), at Camp Pierpont in Fairfax County, Virginia, to his family describing skirmishing with the Confederate army and noting that some New York soldiers were captured while shucking corn. He provides a list of names of men from the company wounded at the battle of Dranesville. Ague states that he thinks the war will be short and the Reserves will return home
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Eli Johnston (or Johnson) Ague enlisted in Company B, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves (39th Pennsylvania Infantry) in August 1861. He served with the regiment until it was mustered out in June 1864. Ague reenlisted in Company B, 190th Pennsylvania Infantry. Ague married Matilda Mattern (b. ca. 1837) and they had one child. Ague was killed in the line before Petersburg, Virginia, 20 June 1864.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
E. J. Ague letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
7
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Raynors' Historical Collectible Auctions
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001702208
Type of unit
p.

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