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Letters of Pvt. George W. Pearl (117th NY State Infantry Regiment)

Image of a letter written by Private George W. Pearl, 117th New York Regiment


This is a collection of letters written by George W. Pearl, a private in Company C of the 117th New York State Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Fourth Oneida Regiment).


One letter was written to him by a friend named J.T. Goodfellow.


This collections includes digitized images and transcriptions of the 58 original documents. The images are accessed through links within the transcriptions.


George W. Pearl was born in about 1841 in Hampton, New York, the son of George A. and Marcia C. Pearl of Clinton, Oneida county, New York. On August 12, 1862, at the age of 21, he volunteered for service with the U.S. Army at Rome New York and served in the 117th New York Infantry Regiment. View his Enlistment Form.


Transcriptions of the letters were made by Backstage Library Works who also encoded them as TEI (P5) files.

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Digitization of this collection was made possible by grants from the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing Program through CLRC (Central New York Library Resources Council).


(Reviewed: September 7, 2013)


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