John G. Helfrich’s Civil War Letters (Pennsylvania Volunteers, 47th Regiment-January 1862 – Spring 1864)

Editor’s Note: Images and text of the letters of John Gross Helfrich are being presented here through the generosity of Colin Cofield, and are being used here with his permission. The images of, and text from, these letters may not be reproduced, repurposed, or shared with other websites without the permission of Mr. Cofield. To read Sergeant Helfrich’s biographical sketch, CLICK HERE.

Additional letters penned by John Gross Helfrich during his time with Company G of the 47th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry are available, and will be added to this section as time permits.

Note: The letters shown below were written by John Helfrich during the period of January 12 through December 29, 1862. Check back for letters penned by John during subsequent years of his service:

1863       1864

 

12 January 1862

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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19 June 1862

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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25 June 1862

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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29 December 1862

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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