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    • Reunion of 124th Regiment Association

    • Clippings; Veterans; Soldiers; Monuments & memorials; Monument builders; Civil wars; Slavery; Battlefields
    • A clipping reporting on the 1907 Reunion of 124th Regiment Association and dedication of the Bradley Monument: "The Standard Bearer" a memorial to the service dead of the famous Orange County Civil War unit, the "Orange Blossoms."
    • Gettysburg Battlefield Reunion

    • Reunions; People; Battlefields; Cannons; Men;
    • Photograph of the Gettysburg Battlefield Reunion, which took place in 1895 at Gettysburg Battlefield, PA. There are many men in attendance and all are dressed in dark suits and tophats. The ground is covered in dirt and rocks. There is a cannon in...
    • 1863-06-05 letter from James Thitchener to his sister

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James Thitchener writes to his sister about his regiment's activities stating that they are on the move and are expecting a clash with the rebel army who are on the way to Bull Run. He hopes to have better success than in the past. James...
    • 1863-06-08 letter from James Thitchener to his sister

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James is happy to hear from his sister about the family farm animals. The army has been on the move, but he wasn't well enough to travel. He mentions how heavy the loads are and his friend Whitmore Baxter who has lost a thumb. James mentions that...
    • 1863-06-03 letter from James Thitchener to his sister Sally

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James tells his sister that the rebels are giving themselves up and that they are tired of the war. He wishes that everyone would tire of the war. He speaks of the officers and their parties, especially the drinking and womanizing they do. He says,...
    • 1863-02-18 letter from James Thitchener to his aunt

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James writes of the winter weather in Virginia and the food that his regiment receives. He hopes to come home on a furlough, as his other comrades are receiving them. He has already grown tired of the war. He asks how members of his family are...
    • 1862-12-28 letter from James Thitchener to his aunt

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James writes about how lucky he is to be alive after returning from battle. He refers to it as it the worst sight he’d ever seen and comments on the women and children who had to run to save their lives. He remarks, “I think this war is not right,...
    • 1862-11-08 letter from James Thitchener to his friend Phill

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James writes to his friend Phil about the difficulties of army life. He has been marching for three weeks straight though serious weather conditions. One night the troops had to camp right down in the snow. He mentions that there are strong Union...
    • 1863-05-12 lettter from James Thitchener to his aunt

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James gives thanks that his life was spared in battle and is saddened by the number of men that were left behind at the battle of Chancellorsville. His regiment retreated quickly, but James feels he will be soon be involved in battle again against...
    • 1864-09-26, Letter from Johannes Lefevre to his father Josiah P. Lefevre

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Johannes writes this letter to his father fully describing the Battle of Winchester which occurred a week prior. Johannes feels lucky to have come out of this battle untouched since his company had suffered many casualties. He describes that he...
    • 1864-05-01 Letter from Johannes Lefevre to Solomon Dubois

    • Huguenots; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns;
    • Letter written from Johannes Lefevre to Solomon Dubois. Johannes is currently embarking on his "spring campaign" near Baton Rouge. He explains that it is strange to hear of lighthearted things such as pretty girls and sleigh riding from Sol while...
    • 1864-09-21 Letter from Johannes Lefevre to his father Josiah P. Lefevre

    • Winchester, Battle of, Winchester, Va., 1864;United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields;United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
    • In a letter written to his father, Johannes discusses winning one of the most terrible battles in the war, the Battle at Winchester. He gives thanks for being unharmed and lists all the dead and wounded from the Ulster County Company's.
    • 1864-10-09 Letter from Johannes Lefevre to his sister, Jane Lefevre

    • Huguenots; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Johannes writes a letter to his sister and says that it is the first time in three weeks that he is not engaged in some form of marching or fighting. He talks about winning the Battle of Winchester and not getting much sleep that night due to the...
    • 1864-10-17 Letter from Johannes Lefevre to his family

    • Huguenots; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Johannes writes that he has been elevated in the "military ladder" and says that he will muster tomorrow. Some of his comrades have been recommended for promotions and he believes that they will soon be Captains. Johannes wants Ralph to know that...
    • 1864-10-23 Letter from Johannes Lefevre to his father, Josiah P. Lefevre

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United...
    • Johannes writes a letter to his father saying that he remains very thankful, even though he was severely wounded at the Battle of Cedar Creek on October 19. A "minnie ball" went through his thigh and came out through his hip bone. He can't move his...
    • 1864-10-29 Letter from Johannes Lefevre to his mother, Elizabeth Lefevre

    • Huguenots; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United...
    • Johannes writes to his mother describing his wounds and how he is feeling currently. He knows how anxious she has been about his condition and laments that she has "been suffering more in mind for the last week than I have been suffering in body". ...
    • 1864-11-01 Letter from Josiah P. Lefevre to his family in New Paltz

    • Huguenots; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United...
    • After traveling to Winchester to see Johannes, Josiah P. writes home to the family explaining the nature of Johannes' wound. He explains that Johannes lay on the battlefield for 24 hours in the hands of the rebels, until his men were able to get to...

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