The collection contains an autograph book, correspondence, diary, documents, reminiscences, and ephemera of Charles F. Muller,
a Civil War Union soldier, Pennsylvania Infantry, 29th Regiment (Vol), Co. B, as well as some other items apparently not directly
pertaining to Muller.
Charles F. Muller was born on January 11, 1844. At the age of 17, he left his home in Philadelphia to join the Union Army
to fight in the Civil War. He enlisted in Company B of the 29th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers as a private, being mustered
into service on July 5, 1861. After several months of training, his regiment began to see some fighting in late February of
1862. In December of 1863, his regiment became the first in the country to become a veteran organization, as Muller joined
his fellow soldiers in re-enlisting at the end of their initial term of service. Several weeks later, Muller was promoted
to 2nd Lieutenant. In April of 1864, Muller's regiment joined "Sherman's Army," led by General William Tecumseh Sherman, for
"March to the Sea" through Georgia. Muller was wounded at Pine Knob, Georgia on June 15, 1864. He recovered, however, and
was mustered out with his company in July of 1865.
.8 linear feet
(2 document boxes)
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