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Collection TitleCL 105 Personius Brothers LettersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByHeather Wade, Kimberly Richards
Date Completed:2002/ May 25, 2007
Extent1 linear foot
Date Span1861-1865
Abstract

The Personius Brothers Letters, is a collection of letters written by Captain Walker V., Charles W. and Daniel V. Personius.  The brothers all served with Company G of the 50th New York Engineers.  Most letters have their original envelopes included in the folder.  The Booth Library purchased the first set of 74 letters in December 2002.  In March of 2007, the Booth Library purchased 54 more letters.  Letters written by Charles Personius encompass the bulk of the collection with 87, Walker's letters total 32 and Daniel letters total 13.



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Dated August 15, 1863 from Corporal Charles W. Personius stationed at Camp Lesley near Navy Yard, Washington D.C. to his parents. Attached to that letter is another dated August 16, 1863.LetterA51
Dated November 3, 1863 from Corporal Charles W. Personius stationed at Head Quarters, 50th Engineers, Washington D.C. to his parents.LetterA52
Dated November 22, 1863 from Corporal Charles W. Personius stationed at Camp near Navy Yard, Washington D.C. to his parents. LetterA53
Dated December 31, 1863 from Corporal Charles W. Personius stationed at Camp near Navy Yard, Washington D.C. to his parents. LetterA54
Dated January 2, 1864 from Corporal Charles W. Personius stationed at Camp near Navy Yard, Washington D.C. to his parents. LetterA55
Dated January 7, 1864 from Sergeant Charles W. Personius stationed at Camp near Navy Yard, Washington D.C. to his parents. LetterA56
Dated January 12, 1864 from Sergeant Charles W. Personius stationed at Camp near Navy Yard, Washington D.C. to his parents. LetterA57
Dated January 19, 1864 from Sergeant Charles W. Personius stationed at Camp of 50th N.Y.V. Engineers, Washington D.C. to his parents. LetterA58
Dated February 11, 1864 from Sergeant Charles W. Personius stationed at Camp of 50th N.Y. Engineers, Washington D.C. to his parents. LetterA59
Dated February 13, 1864 from Sergeant Charles W. Personius stationed at Camp of 50th N.Y. Engineers, Washington D.C. to his parents. LetterA60
Dated February 29, 1864 from Sergeant Charles W. Personius stationed at Camp of 50th N.Y. Engineers, Washington D.C. to his parents. Attached to this letter is a letter dated March 1, 1864.LetterA61
Dated March 12, 1864 from Sergeant Charles W. Personius stationed at Camp of 50th N.Y. Engineers, Washington D.C. to his parents. LetterA62
Dated April 3, 1864 from Sergeant Charles W. Personius stationed at Camp Near Rappahannock Station VA to his parents. LetterA63
Dated April 26, 1864 from Sergeant Charles W. Personius stationed at Camp Near Stevensburg VA to his parents. LetterA64
Dated August 15, 1864 from Sergeant Charles W. Personius stationed at Camp Near Petersburg VA to his parents. LetterA65
Dated August 24, 1864 from Sergeant Charles W. Personius stationed at Camp Near Petersburg VA to his parents. LetterA66
Dated September 28, 1864 from Sergeant Charles W. Personius stationed at Camp Near 50th Reg't Rappahannock Station VA to his parents. He also includes information on Walker.LetterA67
Dated October 8, 1864 from Sergeant Charles W. Personius stationed at Camp Near South Side Rail Road, VA to his parents.LetterA68
Dated November 2, 1864 from Sergeant Charles W. Personius stationed at Camp Near Petersburg VA to his parents.LetterA69
Dated January 12, 1865 from Sergeant Charles W. Personius stationed at Camp of 50th N.Y. Eng'rs Near Poplar Grove Church VA to his parents.LetterA70
Dated January 25, 1865 from Sergeant Charles W. Personius stationed at Camp of 50th N.Y. Eng'rs Near Poplar Grove Church VA to his parents.LetterA71
Dated April 25, 1864 from Private Daniel V. Personius stationed at Camp Near Stevensburg VA to his parents. Attached to this same letter are notes written by Charles dated April 28th and April 29th.LetterA72
Dated June 22, 1864 from Private Daniel V. Personius, no location given to his parents. Message from Charles dated June 24th attached.LetterA73
Dated August 29, 1864 from Private Daniel V. Personius stationed at Camp near City Point to his parents. LetterA74
Dated October 8, 1864 from Private Daniel V. Personius stationed at Camp near south side Railroad to his parents.LetterA75
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