By Mary Searing O'Shaughnessy

Alonzo Bryant Searing, a highschool graduate elderly 18, enlisted within the 11th New Jersey Volunteer Regiment in Dover, New Jersey in 1862 and served years and ten months as a personal within the Union military. His unit served in 27 engagements and he was once a bit wounded two times. in the course of that point he wrote a hundred and ten letters domestic to his sister. Twenty-five years later he edited those letters, including info from his well-kept journals and his reminiscence and had them released in The Morris County magazine newspaper from 1890-1893. The publication is that this number of letters, written with a dry humor, inclusive of photo descriptions of engagements, together with a few listings of loss of life, wounding and disorder, reviews of the warfare, politics, faith, race, alcohol, deserters, camp stipulations, health center existence, his personal poetry and debts of conferences with pals and family in within sight military devices.

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