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3rd New York Cavalry Diary of Francis A. Penny With Amazing Content
Item #: A1496
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Here is a wonderful original Civil War diary. This is a pocket diary that was printed by L. & E. Edwards of New York City and is so marked on the title page. The inside cover has the stencil that lets us know the name of the soldier. It reads "F.A. PENNY. / CO.A3.N.Y.CAV." The opposite page has a notation that the diary was given to Penny by his Father. He wrote his son instructions to report accurately and says the book should be returned to him is something were to happen. He followed his father's instructions quite well. He covers every day including telling of skirmishes in North Carolina. On December 12th 1862 he tells how they "...took many prisoners and killed a good many the ground was strewn with rebel dead.". On December the 17th he tells of the Battle of Goldsboro by "... shells bursting over our heads and grape rolling beneath our feet.". The records show that Penny enlisted at Rochester, New York on June 13th 1861 as a Private in Company A of the 3rd New York Cavalry. He served with the unit until July 17th 1864 when he was mustered out at Bermuda Hundred, Virginia. The diary is accompanied by an oil on canvas painting of Penny standing later in life in his reunion uniform. He has his GAR medal on his chest and his sword by his side. What a great pair of items. You get the diary and the painting for $995.

Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
$995.00 USD

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