A Guide to the Philip Crewell Letters, 1861-1862 Crewell, Philip Letters Ms1991-070

A Guide to the Philip Crewell Letters, 1861-1862

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Collection Number Ms1991-070


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Collection Number
Philip Crewell Letters, 1861-1862
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Crewell, Philip

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Scope and Content

Letter from Crewell, a soldier in the Union Army during the Civil War, writing to his brother on May 7, 1861, from Albany, New York. Crewell praises his fellow soldiers and is eager to fight the rebels. Transcript available.

An additional letter was purchased in January 2016 that describes buildling winter quarters, expected Christmas gifts, requests for clothing and food, and his possible promotion. Dated December 7, 1862.

Index Terms


  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Folder 1
Letters, 1861-1862