The Resource H. A. Wiley letters

H. A. Wiley letters

Label
H. A. Wiley letters, 1862-1863
Title
H. A. Wiley letters
Inclusive dates
1862-1863
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Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1862-1863, from Captain H. A. Wiley (b. ca. 1836) of Company B, 104th New York Infantry, to his father and brother in Livingston County, New York, discussing military life, desertion and corruption, campaigning, civilians, and generals of the Union army. Wiley comments on campaigning in the Shenandoah Valley, General George McClellan and the Peninsular Campaign, intrigue among generals, Wiley's dislike of Generals Irvin McDowell and Abram Duryea, and the arrest of Ohio politician Clement Vallandigham by General Ambrose Burnside, as well as comments on the war effort
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Biographical or historical data
H. A. Wiley was born about 1836 in Livingston County, New York. When the Civil War began Wiley enlisted in Company B, 104th New York Infantry, and served as the company's captain. Wounded at Gettysburg, he was later promoted to major. Wiley was captured during fighting for the Weldon Railroad. He was later exchanged. Wiley received a promotion to lieutenant colonel in March 1865. After the war, Wiley returned to Livingston County and farmed with his brother.
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VIC
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H. A. Wiley letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
20
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Raynors' Historical Collectible Auctions
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001650878
Type of unit
p.

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