The collection mainly contains Civil War era correspondence to/from George Shoop, George W. Smith, and Benjamin Stanford,
soldiers with the Pennsylvania Infantry, 102nd Regiment (Vol.), as well as Richard G. Smith, William D. Smith, and Duncan
Stanford, all from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
The Stanford and Smith families of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, were joined by the marriage of George W. Smith and Sophie
J. Stanford. The families also shared a common experience during the Civil War, centered on the 102nd Regiment of the Pennsylvania
Infantry. George W. Smith and his friend George Shoop joined the regiment's Company F on September 1, 1861. Sophie's brother,
Benjamin R. Stanford, joined the regiment's Company M two days later.
.4 linear feet
(1 document box)
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permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.