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 for squirrels."

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


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Published by the Penfield Foundation of Crown Point, NY

All proceeds benefit the Penfield Homestead Museum, a non-profit organization.


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