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The collection contains 31 letters from Aaron Andrews (Andreas) to his wife over a 3 year span during the war (1862 to 1865). Andrews was a Pennsylvania merchant from Luzerne County who enlisted in the army in August 1862. He followed his unit through the Eastern Theater, and was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant before mustering out in August, 1865. The collection also contains biographical information done by a family member, census records, and marriage records. Each letter is accompanied by a typewriter transcription by the same family member.
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0.25 cubic feet
Civil War, Pennsylvania Cavalry, Fitz Hugh Lee, letters, transcripts
History | Military History | United States History
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Semmel, Steven. “MS-181: Papers of Aaron Andres (Andreas) 16th PA Cav., Co. E” (July 2015). Special Collections and College Archives Finding Aids. Special Collections and College Archives, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College.