• [NY 151st] Nine Regiments Enroute To Ohio, Kentucky Commanded By Burnside

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    ZEPHRAM LARVIER enlisted in the Civil War on August 30, 1862, as a Private, and was mustered into D Co. NY 151st Infantry, on October 22, 1862.  He died of disease on October 17, 1863.


    The NY 151st was involved in many battles including Gettysburg, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor, Cedar Creek, Sayler’s Creek, Winchester, as well as the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Siege of Petersburg and the Appomattox Campaign. A monument to the 151st has been erected at Gettysburg to honor the soldiers’ service


    4 pp, 5 x 8, Head Quarters Co. D, 151st, NY Vols., Baltimore, March 30th, 1863, to his wife.


    “...My health is good and all the boys are well. I think you had better rent George Bachelder’s house for twenty dollars a year...If you cannot you had better hire somebody to work it...I hope Hank Angey will have to pay his three hundred dollars and Henry DeLune is too big a coward for me to waste time in thinking of him. [Obviously a reference to hiring substitutes.] Michel talks about right when he says he will come if he is drafted. Last week, nine regiments went by where I was guarding. They were on their way to Ohio or Kentucky. Gen. Burnside is to command them. He will have over twenty-five thousand in all. He is going where he can have enough to do for the rebels are trying to come through Kentucky.


    “Have you received that allotment check...If you haven’t, I must notify the paymaster and take measures to get the money...I sent you two books last week. They were given to me by a lady who came to the hospital and gave the boys some books and papers...Capt. Hallock has not returned yet. We expect him tonight. We are coming in to camp again this week and shall have to commence drilling again. I sent you a paper today and in its was the ring...It is supposed to be made out of a rebel’s bone...Zephram Larvier”


    Folds, toning. A few light stains. Else very good and quite readable.


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