The Resource George W. Hoffman letter

George W. Hoffman letter

Label
George W. Hoffman letter, 1864 Aug. 15
Title
George W. Hoffman letter
Inclusive dates
1864 Aug. 15
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 15 August 1864, from George W. Hoffman (b. ca. 1842) while he was serving with the 148th New York Volunteers near Petersburg, Virginia, to Reuben Reichenbach (b. ca. 1812) in Fayette, Seneca County, New York. Hoffman writes about the delays in receiving mail, his illness and confinement at a military hospital, and he describes the underground mining of Confederate lines, later known as the Battle of the Crater, and the large number of troop losses on both sides. Hoffman also offers his sympathy concerning the death of Reichenbach's son Philip (ca. 1843-1864)
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Biographical or historical data
George W. Hoffman was born ca. 1842. He enlisted on 27 August 1862 at Fayette, New York, and was mustered into Company D of the 148th New York Volunteers. Hoffman was taken prisoner at Fair Oaks, Virginia in October 1864. He was later released, and was mustered out of service at Elmira, New York on 29 June 1865.
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VIC
Label
George W. Hoffman letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
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4
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There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Stuart Lutz Historical Documents, Inc.
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001561010
Type of unit
p.

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