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Twenty Six Civil War-Dated Letters from Corporal George W. Knott Company K 112 New York volunteers Infantry Active September 11, 1862 to May 26, 1865

Engagements seen by the 112th New York include: Siege of Suffolk, Battle of Drewry's Bluff, Battle of Cold Harbor, Siege of Petersburg, Second Battle of Petersburg,Battle of the Crater Battle of Chaffin's Farm,Battle of Fair Oaks & Darbytown Road First Battle of Fort Fisher, Second Battle of Fort Fisher, Carolinas Campaign Company Casualties:The regiment lost a total of 324 men during service; 9 officers and 122 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 3 officers and 190 enlisted men died of disease.

Five letters are on patriotic stationery 11 with patriotic covers. The letters were written by Corporal George W. Knott to his Niece Addie Hubbard. Knott enlisted at the age of 30 on August 29 in 1862 at Hanover to serve for three years he mustered in as a Corporal of . Company K on August 30, 1862. He missed much of his service in hospitals form injuries sustained during the Civil War he returned to ranks on June 20, 1864 and mustered out with attachment on May 26, 1865 at hospital Fortress Monroe, Virginia.

Here are some letters: 

1)Petersburg September 13, 1862 to his niece talks about his health and has been under fire every day the same time the air is full of burning shells and whipping bullets last Wednesday night our Regiment had from our camp is within a mile of Petersburg I can see the steeples from here I have to say in the trenches these days our camp is exposed to a raking fire from the enemy and four nights ago while I was laying in my tent a large shell struck and burst within 10 feet of me the flesh almost burned my face off my face when we are in the trenches the Rebs are within 40 rods of us” getting it letter about dinner and give love to all is acquiring friends and family In George W Knott Company K 112 New York volunteers.

2)Washington DC Harpers Ferry Virginia September 25, 1862 With much pleasure I received a letter and wanted to answer after a hard day yesterday we left the battlefield yesterday and we fought so hard one week ago so many boys fell there were many dead they were all up and buried our division buried on day 2123 dead rebels. We fought them and that was not a quarter of their dead. The whole city is much burned to the ground wish old John Brown kept his arms and ammunition.

3)Letter written Suffolk Virginia December 4, 1862 to his respected Niece, In the letter he talks about the first rate Regiment going the Blackwater as expected they were they whipped the Rebs without our help we took on battel and 21 prisoners and some horses I expect they are indeed going again for the have just detailed 60 men from our Regiment for Pickett. I don’t the guy Regiment will go says they started Blackwater on December 5 and they came to camp last night talks about whether 48 says they are a strong and hardy looking soldiers thought that Seymour being elected as governor will not make a difference as far as the war is concerned that the soldiers get back the Democrats comes with patriotic cover.

4)Suffolk Virginia June 8, 1863, My dear niece Addie, lies exposed the food he thinks the war is getting near the end yet the taking of Richmond would be a death blow to the Rebs but our army has not got it yet I’m afraid the grand will fail if he should fail it would prolong the war at last at least another year hooker did not get whipped to Fredericksburg but he made chance other interesting content letter,writing is a little light.

5)US General Hospital David Island New York December 21st 1864 Addie as I received no answer from the last letter I wrote you. I will write a few lines to let you know where I am now perhaps you directed your letter to the wrong place. I am feeling quite smart today but they’re not going out doors I have been out of the hospital I have not been out of the hospital in a long time. I think should be able to take a walk in a few days must be very careful in not express so much while weak has been quite a cold snap. Fine patriotic envelope letter is in good condition.

6)Fort Monroe Virginia October 23, 1863 Dear niece good morning. Talking about Family matters mostly. Went to Hamilton hospital they cannot find such a man envelope July 24 18 $65 still Virginia to his uncle talking about his health dictations not feeling too well that is conflict about clothing.

7)Wednesday afternoon May 4, 1863 To his sister Addie last night there was a Pickett I didn’t have a good dinner got into the company the other day. We had prisoners said they were glad they got the rebel arms again. We gave the prisoners for camp gave them all the coffee bread and apples they could eat one of them said he hadn’t tasted coffee for over a year he also said he hadn’t had any soap to wash his clothes in a long time.

8)US General Hospital, Virginia April 11, 1865 You will know that Petersburg and Richmond are hours away. After three days of hard fighting the Rebs left our old flag never waves over the rebels capital Lee tried to run away with the force under his command but Grant and Sheridan with our noble men caught and redirected the fleeing enemy and forced them to surrender all of his army which consisted of 40,000 men and 17 generals of war Lee was sent to Johnson’s command to surrender their great struggle is over and the people of America are the people that can rule themselves for years and hard fighting had proved it has caused blood and sacrifice I believe that the soldiers myself included will get home to stay and I would be glad.

9)Letter from Chesapeake Hospital for our no Virginia July 29, 1863 To his Niece Abbie ,was ordered to Charleston and I see this moment concerning from Portsmouth with troops I suppose Sammy is with them our army is doing well in the Potomac and our armies in the Southwest are driving the Rebs West….. (discusses military matters)

10)Virginia January 30, 1860 Dear Addie, talks about sickness it wasn’t feeling well the Regiment that summer in the hospital, friend’s, monetary matters.

11)Nice patriotic stationery showing Eagle full-color so far Virginia December 21, 1862 to Addie talks about receiving a letter of fulfilling the promise she had made to him. somehow he cares for and he loves her and now she’s taking care of her family that Hill writer about the new news about the war Rebs say that they are going to East for Christmas, about food, coffee and supplies and Christmas and banks.

12)October 1, 1862 , To his Niece. Located at West Petersburg and Richmond and is about 75 miles from Petersburg and 50 the rebels are 20 miles on the black water on the River on the northwest about 1 mile from us are the gunboats they come they are from Norfork . Interesting content .

13)Suffolk Virginia November 7, To Sister. Pickett Duty, I am answering your letter from yesterday I walked on past McClellan, it is hot enough to roast a Nigger and now it is cold enough to freeze one. the night of the Pickett last night it rained one of our cavalry pickets a buckshot went through his overcoat that he got the boots in the first rate and is very happy with them and he was able to eat potato was good food talks about some friends.

14) Suffolk Virginia may 10th 1863 to his niece thank you for the kind letter the Rebs lost in killed and wounded and prisoners 1500 so much for them taking something so folk the news is today that Hooker was whip whipped Lee taken most of all of his cannons and that the war will come to a close our shells let the on five areas less and wounded Rebels. If we killed them the sooner we can see our friends and families.. We take an oath to kill the enemies.

Twenty Six Civil War-Dated Letters from Corporal George W. Knott Company K 112 New York volunteers InfantryTwenty Six Civil War-Dated Letters from Corporal George W. Knott Company K 112 New York volunteers Infantry
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