Pvt. George Probst, 2d PA H.A. Provisionals, mortally wounded before Petersburg

Among the numerous soldiers wounded in the deadly assault on the Confederate earthworks outside of Peterburg, Virginia on 17 June 1864 was Pvt. George Probst of Co. C, 2nd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery “Provisionals.” Pvt. Probst was mustered into the Regiment on 26 March 1864, just weeks before Grant’s overland campaign that would relentlessly carry the […]

The Letters of William Beynon Phillips

The letters in this collection were written during the Civil War by my great-great-grandfather Adj. William Beynon Phillips. On 30 July, 1864 William was captured at the Battle of the Crater and spent the final 8 months of the war as a prisoner at Columbia, S. C. Prior to his capture he participated in the […]