The Resource John T. Andrews letters

John T. Andrews letters

Label
John T. Andrews letters, 1864-1865
Title
John T. Andrews letters
Inclusive dates
1864-1865
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1864-1865, from John T. Andrews of Company D, 179th New York Infantry Regiment, at Petersburg, Virginia, to his family in Schuyler County, New York, describing camp life, fighting, and the siege of Petersburg. He comments on the weather, conditions, and deserters from both Union and Confederate forces
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Action
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Biographical or historical data
John T. Andrews was born 9 March 1842 in Schuyler County, New York, to Edwin C. Andrews (1807-1885) and Rosetta Ward Andrews (1818-1852). He attended Dundee and Wilkins Academies and took preparatory classes at Alfred University. Andrews entered the junior class at Union College in 1863, graduating in 1864. He enlisted in the 179th New York Infantry and served as a lieutenant. Andrews was mustered out 8 June 1865. Andrews returned to New York, settling in Yates County. He worked for mercantile firms and read law. Andrews was admitted to the bar in 1870. He also became one of the county's leading manufacturers, including paper. Andrews married Arvilla Raplee (1843-1902) in 1867, and they had four children. Andrews died in 1916.
Cataloging source
VIC
Location of other archival material
See also: John T. Andrews Letters, 1864-1865 (Accession 51571).
Label
John T. Andrews letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
26
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Historical Collectible Auctions
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001662379
Type of unit
p.

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