This is a collection of etters written by Henry Welch, corporal in the 123rd New York State Voluneteer Infantry Regiment (Washington County Regiment).
This collection includes digitized images and transcriptions of the 67 hand-written letters. The images are accessed through links within the transcriptions.
Henry Welch was born in about 1843, the son of Luther and Phebe Welch of Hebron, Washington county, New York. Welch enlisted at Granville, Washington county, New York on August 11, 1862, at the age of 18. He mustered in as a private in Company K on September 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. A photo of him taken in Virginia in September 1863 can be seen on the Web site of the The 28th Georgia / 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry (accessed April 9, 2008)
The 123rd NYSV Infantry Regiment mustered in on September 4, 1862 at Washington county, New York.
These letters were digitized by 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 letters 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).
123rd Infantry Regiment: Civil War - also known as the Washington County Regiment.
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