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8th New York Heavy Artillery (Kathryn Lerch)

Kathryn Lerch has been researching the 8th New York Heavy Artillery for decades and is in the process of preparing a manuscript on the regiment, which fought as infantry at the Siege of Petersburg.   She has graciously provided me with a large collection of letters and diary entries from soldiers of the 8th NYHA during the campaign, and I have organized them by date below.  Post titles include the date as well as the soldier’s name who authored the document.  As these letters and diary entries begin to appear they will be listed below:


Letters and Diary Entries From the 8th New York Heavy Artillery


Other Items in Kathryn Lerch’s 8th New York Heavy Artillery Collection

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  • John churchill December 10, 2013, 8:39 pm

    My two great-great uncles served and died at cold harbor, they were Charles and Cornelius Churchwell thanks for your work

  • Wayne Burger January 29, 2017, 1:00 pm

    My Grt Grt Grt Grandfather…Christian Burger served in the 8th NY Heavy Artillery…He died in 1871 as captain of The William Z Tousley h was killed accident when he jumped on to a lock and fell,he was crushed between a lock and the boat

    i would appreciate any info on Christian Burger

  • Michael Smith November 27, 2018, 8:53 pm

    Do you have any information about William Dayton? He was wounded at Cold Harbor as a member of the8th Heavy Artillery.

  • Harry Bates March 20, 2019, 6:23 pm

    Ephraim Bates was my great x 3 grandfather NY 8th H.A. Co F
    Oh how I wish I could read any letter he wrote. Harry Bates

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