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Civil War Letters Collection: William H. Walling

 Unprocessed
Identifier: yhm-arc-0000-185.1

Content Description

Correspondence and journal of Civil War Soldiers: William H. Walling (grandfather of William H. Walling, class of 1917), who was awarded Medal of Honor for his actions at Fort Fisher, NC, on Dec. 25, 1864, when he went across enemy lines, climbed a parapet, took the Confederate garrison flag and brought it back to the Union side (although Union still lost the battle). See https://dmna.ny.gov/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/142ndInf/142ndInfArticle_Allen_Walling.htm. One binder of letters; one small unbound volume of letters sewn together.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Restrictions Apply

No

Extent

.3 Linear Feet (1 small box)