Private Riley Carpenter Letters
This collection contains six letters written by Private Riley Carpenter, a Union soldier in the 150th Pennsylvania "Bucktails" unit. The letters are from camps in Rappahanock, Warrington, and Culpeper, Virginia. The letter's content discusses battles, waiting periods at various camps, fellow soldiers, and Riley's longing to be home with his family. Five letters are addressed to his wife, residing in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, and the other is to Carpenter's son, James. All letters are postmarked between 1862 and 1864. Related materials on Private Riley Carpenter can be found in the John L. Nau III Civil War History collection (MSS 16459) in document box 58.
Gift of the descendants of Private Rilely Carpenter, including Mimi Porter, 3 February 2023. In loving memory of Daniel M. Rogers, who started the family on the search.
0.03 Cubic Feet (1 letter-sized file folder)