Captain James Penfield's Civil War Diary!!
Read Capt. Penfield's first hand account of the 5th NY Cavalry
Company H's winter camps and operations; their involvement at Gettysburg; being
captured; and prison life in Libby, Macon, Charleston and other southern prison
camps. Hard cover with dust jacket.
Only $18.00 Each!
NEW!!! A Cavalryman Under Custer '64-'65 Reminiscences
of the Civil War Corporal E.M. Johnson $15.00 each
Elbert Johnson, age 20, volunteered in
the Union Army in August of 1864. A month later he was assigned to the New York
Harris Light Cavalry Corps, Custer's Division under General Philip Sheridan.
From that Date to the end of his service in June of 1865 Elbert wrote frequent
letters to his family. These were carefully worded accounts of some of his experiences:
interminable standing "to horse" waiting for orders, foraging for
food (including amusing conflicts with a goose, a pig and a beehive), expressions
of joy when receiving letters and packages from home, biting cold, dreaded picket
duty. Of actual combat he wrote mater-of-factly, "it was more exciting
watching for a glimpse of a gray uniform than it was on the old farm watching
After the ware Elbert Johnson set up
a photography studio in Crown Point, New York where he thrived as a leading
citizen for the rest of his life. His granddaughter and personnel at the Penfield
Homestead Museum have come together that the words that he wrote as a young
cavalryman are eminently worth sharing with a wider audience. With this book
those words join the vast array of Civil War literature that readers eagerly
seek. 125 pages Published 2005 Soft cover
Can be shipped-please contact us for information.
Published by the Penfield Foundation of Crown Point, NY
All proceeds benefit the Penfield Homestead Museum, a non-profit
For more information, contact Penfield Museum:
703 Creek Rd
Crown Point, NY 12928