1866: William Henry Mix to Eva Knapp

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8722359_138603850463 Lt. William Henry Mix

This letter was written by Lt. William Henry Mix (1840-1922) of the 19th USCT [U.S. Colored Troops] from a camp near Brownsville, Texas. William was the son of Charles Knight Mix (1814-1877) and Caroline Matilda Worden (1817-1855). After William’s mother died in 1855, William’s father married Martha Knapp. William wrote this letter to his step-sister, Eva Knapp. At the time, he was still married to his first wife, Susan Helen Yeaton (1843-1894) whom he divorced prior to 1877 when he married his second wife, Josephine Nichols (1855-1944).

William initially served a term of enlistment with Co. K, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry. His letters home while serving with this regiment are housed at the New York State Library. William was with the 2nd New Hampshire at Gettysburg where he was wounded in the chest. Following his recovery, he accepted a commission as a Lieutenant on Co. I…

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  1. Griff on

    I’ve made a correction in the first paragraph of this post. Your re-post does not catch this correction. — Griff

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