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- Letter, 15 August 1864, from George W. Hoffman (b. ca. 1842) while he was serving with the 148th New York Volunteers near Petersburg, Virginia, to Reuben Reichenbach (b. ca. 1812) in Fayette, Seneca County, New York. Hoffman writes about the delays in receiving mail, his illness and confinement at a military hospital, and he describes the underground mining of Confederate lines, later known as the Battle of the Crater, and the large number of troop losses on both sides. Hoffman also offers his sympathy concerning the death of Reichenbach's son Philip (ca. 1843-1864)
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- George W. Hoffman was born ca. 1842. He enlisted on 27 August 1862 at Fayette, New York, and was mustered into Company D of the 148th New York Volunteers. Hoffman was taken prisoner at Fair Oaks, Virginia in October 1864. He was later released, and was mustered out of service at Elmira, New York on 29 June 1865.
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