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The bulk of the collection consists of 26 letters written by Kronenberger to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kronenberger, and aunts and uncles Hill and Ludwig while posted at Camp Perrine, Trenton, New Jersey, in December 1863, and from a camp near Brandy Station, Virginia between January and April 1864. His letters tell about his need for stamps, hats, shirts, vests, a rubber blanket and ink. He states that he likes hard tack. He writes about visiting friends in other units, receiving letters from family and friends, sending money to his parents, sending photographs of himself and receiving photographs, and newspapers (New York Herald, Sunday Mercury and True Flag). He writes of enjoying baseball games between other units, pitching quoits, and hunting for rabbits and squirrels.
Several letters between, Kronenberger's parents and Miss Belle Robison, a nurse/aid at Fredericksburg, discuss the wounds Frederick sustained and his subsequent death, as does a letter from James King, Surgeon General. There is also a letter from a teacher, Anne D. Potts. Miscellaneous items include notes, poems and Charles Kronenberger's 1852 U.S. naturalization certificate. Letters and other material are arranged chronologically.
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Civil War, 2nd New Jersey, Battle of the Wilderness, Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Civil War medicine
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Ameduri, Christine M., and Sidney Dreese, "MS-015: Frederick H. Kronenberger, Company G, 2nd Regiment New Jersey Volunteers" (February 2004). Special Collections and College Archives Finding Aids. Special Collection and College Archives, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College.