John G. Helfrich’s Civil War Letters (Pennsylvania Volunteers, 47th Regiment-May 1864)

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Note: The letter shown below was written by John Helfrich in May 1864. For letters penned by John during prior years of his service, click on the link below for the year desired:

1862      1863


5 May 1864 










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