|Posted on January 26, 2011 at 7:33 PM|
Wow! I just received images of a letter from Anthony Beaver (1832-1899) that he wrote to his father that was dated July 6, 1863. Anthony was fresh from the Battle of Gettysburg, where many of his friends and relatives were injured serving with Co. C of the 53rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. The letter was shared with me by Joanne Sauter, a great-granddaughter of Anthony Beaver. The letter chronicles his involvement with burying Matthew G. Isett after the battle. He had help from locals John McLaughlin and William Shontz. The exerpt can be seen here:
The letter goes on to name those wounded from his company, including: Capt. Smith, D. N. Garner, George W. Isett, Andrew Fleck, Oliver Lease/Leas, Samuel W. Gill, Michael McCall, Mathias Quarry, James Rough/Raugh, Jacob Prough, Jacob Magill, Samuel Stains, Daniel Lightner, and Franklin Weaver.
The letter is four pages long and can be viewed in the Beaver Family photo album.
Thank you Joanne, for sharing this piece of your family history with others! It is a treaure to have something such as this that chronicles what soldiers from the Woodcock Valley encountered at Gettysburg.