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Collection Title: Vanasdall/Vanasdale (Jacob and Alexander) Civil War Letters

Accession Number: AM01-113

Dates: October 5, 1862 - April 8, 1864

Volume: 15 letters

Given By: Mrs. Pat Potter

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Typescripts of letters written by Jacob and Alexander Vanasdall (also spelled Vanasdale) to their brother, Levi, during the Civil War. The brothers, farm boys from Perry County, Pennsylvania, served in the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Their letters reflect camp life in Pennsylvania; Maryland; Virginia; Washington, D.C.; and Illinois.

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