Valley of the Shadow
The Aftermath
Spring 1865–Fall 1870

Letters & Diaries


David Hafer (1865)

David Hafer enlisted as a private in Company I of the 79th Pennsylvania. He later served in Company D of the 158th Pennsylvania Infantry.

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Hafer Household

David Hafer writes to his wife about the prospects of his return home and about their need to follow the scriptures as a guide to raising their family. Within a week, Hafer had been mustered out.