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The Civil War Diary and Letters of George Washington Pennington
The Civil War Diary and Letters of
George Washington Pennington
Company K 141st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers
August 1862 - September 1864
This book is a personal account of Corporal George Washington Pennington’s Civil War experience. He was the son of a farmer, born May 30, 1841 in Davidson Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. At the age of 21, he enlisted in Company K, 141st Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, on August 27, 1862. He was involved in the battles of Orange Grove, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Auburn and Kellys Ford in Virginia. On May 3, 1863 he was captured at Fredericksburg, VA.
“Rebs flanked us and then charged and I was taken prisoner and marched toward dixie. Got hit on the hip by a ball.”
(Diary entry - Sunday, May 3, 1863)
Corporal Pennington was released on September 30, 1863 in a prisoner exchange and returned to his regiment. On May 12, 1864, he was taken prisoner at Spotsylvania. Pennington was taken to Andersonville Prison in Georgia, where he died of starvation on September 13, 1864.
Hard cover, 180 pp.
6" x 9"
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