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!UNKNOWN LABEL

Label
1862 Dec
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1862 Dec
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Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 25 and 26 December 1862, sent from private Joseph Billingsly (1844-1913) of 137th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F, stationed at Camp Eaton, Aquia Creek, Virginia, to his sister, Sarah Ann Billingsly (1841-1891) in Butler County, Pennsylvania. In the first letter, Billingsly outlines his military duties, describes the condition of his winter quarters, and discusses the weather. In the second letter, Billingsly tells of washing clothes on Christmas Day and asks about his family
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Joseph Billingsly was born in Butler County, Pennsylvania, on 29 February 1844 to John and Elizabeth Black Billingsley. He enlisted 15 August 1862 in 137th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F, and was discharged 9 months later on 1 June 1863. On 4 July 1867 he married Margaret Ann Hogg (1848-1881) of Pennsylvania. They resided in Butler County until about 1879, when they moved to Shelton, Nebraska, where Margaret died two years later. Billingsley and his first wife had six children, only two of which survived infancy. Joseph Billingsley married second Annie Torrey (1863-ca. 1935) of New Jersey on 4 October 1882 in Omaha, Nebraska. Sometime before 1898 Billingsley and his second wife moved to Edison, Washington (State), where the couple and their six children lived on a commune. Joseph Billingsley died in Samish, Washington on 10 October 1912.
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Letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
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4
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Antiques Exchange
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000502095
Type of unit
p.

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