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Civil War Letters Collection: William H. Walling

 Unprocessed Material
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 One binder of letters; one small unbound volume of letters sewn together. Also includes transcripts of the letters; a spiral-bound typescript of the transcribed letters, abridged; and a copy of a typescript genealogy of the Walling family: "Footprints in the Sand: A Partial Genealogy of the Rhode Island - New York Wallings," by Florine E. Walling and Richard S. Walling, December 1985.

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.3 Linear Feet (1 small box)