George S. Parsons Correspondence

George S. Parsons Correspondence

Collection Number: 
137
Collection Length: 
0.50ft
Geographic Coverage: 
St. Lawrence County; Gouverneur, NY
Period: 
1862 to 1923
Finding Aid: 

George S. Parsons (1843-1927) was a lifelong resident of Gouverneur, NY who served in the 1st U. S. Volunteer Calvary from 1861-1862. After his service in this company Mr. Parsons joined the 11th N. Y. Calvary as part of "Scott's 900" and served from 1863-1865. Mr. Parsons served his country until sometime between July 12, 1863 and Aug. 26, 1863 when he was injured during a training exercise. This collection contains 43 letters (original and two transcript copies). The letters date from Sept. 14,1862 to Feb. 23, 1923 and describe camp life, hospital life, medical care, travel, and small battles during the Civil War. The majority of these letters are written by George S. Parsons to his parents or friends. Along with the letters, this collection contains ephemera for the Union Guidon from May 14, 1864, postcards, and receipts from the Johnstown Cheese Factory dating from Apr. 29, 1908 to Nov. 25, 1908.