|Collection||Pearce Civil War Collection|
|Title||Young (Edwin) Papers, 1863|
|Date||July 5, 1863|
|Dates of Creation||July 5, 1863|
|Scope & Content||A rare Union Soldier's letter (July 5, 1863; 1 page) written from the field at Gettysburg one day after the end of the battle. Young, of the 2nd Regiment of the New Hampshire Volunteers, writes another soldier's father, "today I write you to let you know that your son Wm. Henry Spring was killed in the late battle of Gettysburg PA, he was killed almost instantly and never knew what hurt him, it was grape shot that passed through his head. We had to leave his body in the hands of the enemy so I could not get any of his effects. His body will be buried to-day and the grave marked somehow when I have an opportunity. I will write you the full particulars." William H. Spring was killed in action July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg.|
|Finding Aids||Available in the archives or online at www.pearcecollections.us|
|Credit line||Pearce Civil War Collection|
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