The Resource J. W. Given letters

J. W. Given letters

Label
J. W. Given letters, 1862
Title
J. W. Given letters
Inclusive dates
1862
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1862, of J. W. Given (1816-1870) of Company B, 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry, consisting of three letters from Given to his family in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, describing army life, the weather, a religious revival in the 63rd Pennsylvania, a description of the town of Hampton, Virginia, after it had been burned; the army at Fort Monroe, the army's departure from the Peninsula, and war souvenirs; and a letter to Given from Anna Given providing family and local news, as well as details on how the war is affecting the local community, and news accounts of the war in the west
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Biographical or historical data
John Wesley Given was born 16 December 1816 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. By 1860, he was residing in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, working as a foreman on the Pennsylvania Canal. He enlisted in Company B, 63rd Pennsylvania Regiment when the Civil War began and served in the first years of the war as a wagon master before being discharged. After the war, Given relocated to Guthrie County, Iowa. Given married Nancy Agnes Dean (1821-1896) and they had three children. Given died in Guthrie County 21 Feburary 1870 and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
J. W. Given 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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001693896
Type of unit
p.

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