Philadelphia, PA

"A Brief Experience as a Soldier during the Invasion of Pennsylvania," by William Peirsol
June 18 - July 20, 1863

William H. Peirsol served in the First Regiment of Gray Reserves of Philadelphia (32nd Regiment of Pennsylvania Militia) during the Civil War. After the war, Peirsol published his account of his service during the summer of 1863. Peirsol's...

Certificate of Exemption from the Draft for William Trickett
September 1, 1863

This certificate indicates that William Trickett, a member of the Class of 1868, is exempt from the draft and serving in the military. This document, officially a "Certificate of Non-Liability to be given by the Board of Enrollment," lists "...

Letter from John K. Stayman to Edgar E. Hastings
July 1863

John Keagy Stayman writes to Edgar E. Hastings and describes Carlisle after the departure of Confederate troops. Stayman depicts Carlisle as a town in shambles after the invasion, but suggests that with a return to normal “the town will put on...

Robert Hays, 1862
1862

View of Robert Blaine Hays, the oldest son of John Hays I and Ellen Blains, in 1862. The photograph is from J. E. McClees' studio in Philadelphia.  Robert Hays serves as Quartermaster Sergeant of the 158th Pennsylvania during the Civil War....

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