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The Civil War diary of Michael Moyer contains most of the movements of the 173rd Pennsylvania Regiment, from their enlistment on October 21, 1862 to their abrupt orders to move out of Camp Veile on July 10, 1863. Moyer comments often on the weather, if there was drilling each day, and what letters he wrote or received. Many Sundays he attended a sermon and the regiment undergoes a general inspection. Moyer notes on the four men who died at Camp Veile from typhoid fever during their stay, one was a drummer boy. He also mentions hearing cannonading at Fort Suffolk and Fort Monroe on occasion and receiving news of the fighting in Fredericksburg.

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Publication Date

July 2001


Civil War, Civil War Draft, Draft Substitution, 173rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, Camp Veile


History | Military History | United States History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-027: Michael Moyer Co. C 173rd Pennsylvania, Civil War Diary