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

Letters & Diaries


George W. Brewer (1864)

In 1860, George W. Brewer lived in a boarding house in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Brewer, an attorney, maintained business ties with many prominent Franklin County families.

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Brewer Household

This collection of four wartime letters (1864), includes an exchange between Jacob Middows and his parents regarding his life as a soldier and his arrangements for his pay. Two letters discuss the devastation following the Confederate burning of Chambersburg in 1864 and reveal efforts by George Brewer to gain aid from members of his fraternal order elsewhere in the state.