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Horace G. Babcock letters

Label
Horace G. Babcock letters, 1861
Title
Horace G. Babcock letters
Inclusive dates
1861
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 11 October and 2 December 1861, from Horace G. Babcock (ca. 1836-1865) of Company I, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves (42nd Pennsylvania Infantry), in Fairfax County, Virginia, to Charlotte "Lottie" Lasher of McKean County, Pennsylvania. Babcock describes military life and combat with the enemy, including nearly being wounded; worries that there are cowards in his regiment; comments on flooding back in McKean County; and states that he saw General George B. McClellan (1826-1885). Babcock mentions a house was taken over by the military for its use
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Action
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Biographical or historical data
Horace G. Babcock was born about 1836, possibly in Erie County, New York. By the time the Civil War began, he may have been living in McKean County, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in Company I, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves (42nd Pennsylvania Infantry) and served with the regiment until it was dicharged in 1894. Babcock reenlisted in Company I, 190th Pennsylvania Infantry, a new regiment made up of Pennsylvania veterans, on 31 May 1894. At some time after that date, he was captured by Confederate forces and sent to the prisoner of war camp in Salisbury, North Caroline. He died there 15 February 1865.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Horace G. Babcock letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
8
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Raynors' Historical Collectible Auctions
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001702194
Type of unit
p.

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