John G. Helfrich’s Civil War Letters (Pennsylvania Volunteers, 47th Regiment-February 1863 – November 1863)

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Note: The letters shown below were written by John Helfrich during the period of February 1 through November 18, 1863. For letters penned by John during prior and later years of his service, click on the link below for the year desired:

1862      1864

 

1 February 1863  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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23 February 1863 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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22 March 1863 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 May 1863 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14 September 1863 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11 November 1863

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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