Valley of the Shadow
The War Years
Spring 1861–Spring 1865

Letters & Diaries


Benjamin S. Schneck (1862-1864)

In this collection of four wartime letters (1862-1864), Benjamin S. Schneck wrote to his sister Margaretta S. Keller about his trip west through Ohio, rumors of a Confederate march into Pennsylvania in 1862, and the burning of Chambersburg in 1864. Though not listed in either the 1860 or 1870 census, Schneck lived in Chambersburg during the Civil War.