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James Drolsbaugh letters

Label
James Drolsbaugh letters, 1862 Dec
Title
James Drolsbaugh letters
Inclusive dates
1862 Dec
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 6, 10, and 22 December 1862, from James Drolsbaugh (1832-1870), 1st sergeant in Company F, 171st Pennsylvania Regiment, in Suffolk, Virginia, to his wife Belle Drolsbaugh in Juniata County, Pennsylvania. Drolsbaugh provides news of himself and his regiment, including camp life and health. Drolsbaugh states that the regiment has no doctor and has a poor preacher. He adds that some officers had been using the regiment's rations to pay local African Americans for work. Drolsbaugh describes Suffolk and its African American population. He offers his wife advice about their farm and and about vaccinations for her and their daughter
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Action
  • Accessioned
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Biographical or historical data
James Drolsbaugh was born in 1832 in Juniata County, Pennsylvania, and was a farmer. He married Belle Marshall 28 April 1859. Drolsbaugh was drafted into Company F, 171st Pennsylvania Regiment, on 2 November 1862, and was made 1st sergeant. He served with the regiment in Virginia, North Carolina, and Maryland. He mustered out of service with the rest of his company at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on 8 August 1863. Drolsbaugh died in 1870 and is buried in McCullochs Mills cemetery in Juniata County.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
James Drolsbaugh 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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001721557
Type of unit
p.

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