Civil War Letters and Diary of Andrew H. Gale of the 137th Regiment, New York State Volunteers


While helping friends move into a retirement home, Richard T. Gillespie discovered an old trunk among their possessions. It contained a treasure trove of Civil War letters and diaries that had belonged to Andrew H. Gale, a Union soldier from Groton, New York. He and his uncle, Ezra Bostwick, were members of Company K of the 137th Regiment, New York State Volunteers. A historical narrative enhances the word-for-word transcriptions of these letters and diaries. Additional information was found in regimental, platoon and company records in the National Archives, New York State Archives, New York State Library and other repositories. This combination of personal accounts and official records allows the reader to trace the 137th Regiment's movements and activities, including battles and army transfers, from 1862 until late 1865. Civil War era photos, maps, facsimiles of some of the letters, plus an index make this a worthy addition to your Civil War library.


Richard T. Gillespie


(2005), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 194 pp.

ISBN: 9780788432781