Civil War military papers by series

Part of: Lebanon County Military Collection > LCMC Civil War > Civil War military papers by series
Lebanon County Historical Society
924 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA, 17042
Material Type
1861 – 1894 Inclusive date(s)
1862 – 1864 Bulk date(s)
This is an artificial collection comprised of materials relating to the Civil War derived from different sources over time. The collection contains military papers including official correspondence and orders, muster rolls and various returns from several regiments or companies recruited from Lebanon County, personal letters, newspaper broadsides and other materials relating to military recruitment and the draft in Lebanon County, personal and county records concerning individual pension claims and the papers of the 93rd Regiment Veteran Volunteers Association.
Extent Units
linear feet
Brian C. Kissler ()
Scope and Content
Series I: Military papers contains documents and volumes including rolls and returns, accounts, orders and correspondence generated by the following regiments or companies during the course of the war: Karmany Independent Company (Militia Cavalry) includes general orders. 127th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company E includes special and general orders, quartermaster and ordnance returns, accounts, hospital discharges and muster rolls. 93rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry includes regimental correspondence, court martial proceedings, surgeon reports, ordnance and clothing returns, muster rolls and a scrapbook. 149th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company C includes company returns and muster rolls. 7th Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry, Company C includes a muster out roll. 115th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company G includes a muster roll. 5th Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry, Company G includes a descriptive book and morning reports. 47th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry includes an order book. 173rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I includes an order book, descriptive book, morning reports and clothing returns. 186th Pennsylvania Infantry includes a form for an individual furlough. Series II: Personal correspondence The bulk of this series are wartime letters written by Union soldiers from Lebanon County and/or to recipients in the county: Lebanon Ladies Aid Society letterbook: Letterbook containing correspondence from Robert S. Simington (surgeon with the 93rd Pennsylvania Regiment), Harrison H. Lantz (2nd Lieutenant, 7th Pennsylvania Reserve Infanrty, Company C) and Lorenzo L. Greenawalt (Captain, 127th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company E) to Amelia Karch and the Lebanon Ladies Aid Society. Corporal William Auchenbach (93rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company K): Eleven letters to his brother Samuel span January 1861-May 1862. The final letter, M.G. Hart to C.H. Killinger, June 19, 1862 reports William Auchenbach's transfer to David's Hospital in New York. Corporal John Borry (107th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I): Four letters to Daniel Musser, January 1864-January 1865. Private John Davis (147th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A): Eight letters to 'Sister', March-August 1863. Captain Washington Horn (93rd Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A): Three letters to his wife Rebecca Horn, and a letter from Rebecca Horn to Washington Horn [1862-1863?]. A poem, 'Union For Ever' apparently enclosed to Rebecca Horn and an undated list of 'Squad No. 2' sent from Horn to Lieutenant E.M. Ebur are contained with the letters. Private Conrad W. Johns (195th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I): Letter to his wife, June 28, 1865. Part of the letter is faded and illegible. Private Lewis Luckenbill (96th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company B): Letter to 'Cousand', [1864]. Private John G. Mark (127th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company I): Letter, January 1863. The series also contains a letter from an anonymous sailor serving on board the US Ironclad Roanoke and a sixteen page letter from [P.A.?] Reinhard to John Bassler expressing legal and moral arguments against slavery. Series III: Recruitment and draft consists of materials relating to enlistment and recruitment activities and the draft in Lebanon County. The series contains three broadsides printed by local newspapers announce a public meeting to encourage enlistment in 1861 and list drafted men in 1862 and 1863, draft notices and forms/receipts for substitution and commutation, a list of North Lebanon Township militia volunteers and an agreement between Lebanon borough and recruiting officers. Series IV: Pensions contains several pension claims filed through Lebanon County in 1885 and materials relating to individual veterans such as a pension certificate, medical evidence for a pension claim and a pension application. Several letters from from Rebecca and George Horn concerning the posthumous claim of Captain Washington Horn (93rd Pennsylvania Regiment, Company A) are contained in this series. Series V: 93rd Regiment Veteran Volunteers Association consists of the miscellaneous papers, correspondence concerning an insignia and the regimental monument dedication at Gettysburg and some financial records of the organization. Notable in this series is the manuscript of the oration given by George H. Uhler at the 93rd Regiment monument at Gettysburg.
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged into five series: Series I: Military papers Series II: Personal correspondence Series III Recruitment and the draft Series IV: Pensions Series V: 93rd Regiment Veteran Volunteers Association
Existence and Location of Copies
1 box, 9 volumes, 3 flat files
Civil War, 1861-1865, Personal narratives, 1861-1865, Recruitment and enlisting, Veterans, Societies, etc., 1860-1870, 1880-1890, 1890-1900