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The bulk of the collection consists of letters written by Thomas to his grandfather and grandmother. It includes miscellaneous correspondence including four letters written to Thomas from his grandparents during his service in the 31st Regiment (Emergency). The collection also includes various bonds, receipts and subpoenas as well as business correspondence relating to George Person (or Parson), Thomas’s grandfather. It contains various tintype photos, mainly of Thomas’s descendents, and a wallet from a bank in Lebanon. Lastly, it contains copies of research relating to Thomas Meiser, transcriptions of his letters as well as a Senior Paper written by Christopher Culig, class of 2007, on Meiser’s Civil War service and genealogy.

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Publication Date

February 2003


Civil War, 31st Pennsylvania Emergency Volunteers, Battle of Gettysburg, 93rd Pennsylvania, Wilderness Campaign, McKim's Mansion, Veteran, Pension, Civil War Hospital


History | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Military History | Social History | United States History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-041: Thomas Meiser, Company F, 93rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers