This is a collection of 58 letters written by George W. Pearl, a private in the 117th New York State Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Fourth Oneida Regiment).
This collections includes digitized images and transcriptions of the 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
The letters were written from 1862 to 1865 while serving in the New York 117th Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company F. One letter was written to him by a friend named J.T. Goodfellow.
The 117th NYSV Infantry Regiment mustered in on February 18, 1862 in Oneida county, New York in which Hamilton College is located.
These letters were digitized byt Backstage Library Works of Orem, Utah at 600 dpi, saved as uncompressed TIFF. They delivered to Hamilton College the TIFF images and JPEG derivatives.
Transcriptions of the etters were made by Backstage Library Works who also encoded them as TEI P5 files.
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).
117th Infantry Regiment: Civil War - also known as the Fourth Oneida Regiment.
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