The Resource Crofut-Humiston family papers, 1855-1862
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- Papers, 1855-1862, of the Crofut and Humiston families of Broome County, New York, including an account, correspondence, and poetry. Most of the collection consists of letters written by Charles K. Crofut (ca. 1838-1862) to his sister Almira Crofut (1832-1915), while he was serving with the 89th New York Infantry on Roanoke Island, North Carolina, and also in Washington, D.C. and near Harpers Ferry. Topics include health, impending battles, marches, duration of the war and his confidence in victory, pay, rations, and supplies. Crofut also writes about the collision of the steamers "West Point" and "George Peabody" on 13 August 1862, and his regiment's heavy fighting at the Battle of Sharpsburg
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- Charles K. Crofut was born ca. 1838, and was the son of Ezra M. Crofut and Tameson Knowlton of Broome County, New York. He enlisted on 14 October 1861 and was mustered into the 89th New York Infantry. He died of disease at Falmouth, Virginia on 24 December 1862. His sister Almira Crofut was born on 17 June 1832. She married Lewis Humiston (1816-1898), and died on 5 November 1915.
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