Crossman Brothers Correspondence

Crossman Brothers Correspondence

Collection Number: 
139
Collection Length: 
0.75ft
Geographic Coverage: 
Pierrepont, NY, New York City, Virginia
Period: 
1862 to 1867
Finding Aid: 

Julius and Marcus Crossman were residents of Pierrepont, NY during the outbreak of the Civil War. Both men enlisted on Aug. 29, 1862 into the 142nd Regiment of the New York State Volunteer Army. Both brothers were stationed all over the state of Virginia during their duty, along with other men from Pierrepont. Julius died of typhoid fever in 1863 while in military service. This collection consists of 62 original letters, most of which have typed transcripts. The letters date from 1862 through 1867. Julius, Marcus, or Matilda Crossman wrote the majority of the letters to one another. The collection was donated to St. Lawrence by Frank and Beulah White of Canton, NY. Mrs. White is a descendent of the Crossman brothers.