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Letters of Cpl Henry Welch (123rd NY State Infantry Regiment)

Image of a letter written by corporal Henry Welch, 117th New York Regiment


This is a collection of letters written by Henry Welch, corporal in the 123rd New York State Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Washington County Regiment).


Henry Welch enlisted at Granville, New York, on August 11, 1862, at age 18, to serve three years. He mustered in as a private in Company K on Sept. 4, 1862, and was promoted to corporal in June 1864. He was wounded in action on July 20, 1864, at the Battle of Peach Tree Creek, Georgia. He was absent at muster-out of the company. A picture of him taken in Virginia in September 1863 can be viewed here: 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry (external website)


This collection includes digitized images and transcriptions of 67 hand-written letters. The transcriptions have been encoded in TEI to make them easier to read and search. The images are accessed through links within the transcriptions.

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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 6, 2013)


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