Civil War Union cover, beautiful cover franked G (alusha), Pennypacker as a Major in the 97th PA Volunteers. Pennypacker was also wounded in action. Extremely fine and bold CDS Port Royal S. With a bold DUE 3, to William Potts Cochransville PA, received manuscript on back from Daniel Gracey, possibly another soldier dated April 3, 1862.Pennypacker was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1891 for his bravery at Fort Fisher. Residence Chester County PA; Enlisted on 8/22/1861 as a Captain. On 8/22/1861 he was commissioned into "A" Co.
PA 97th Infantry He was discharged on 5/11/1865 He was listed as: Wounded 5/20/1864 Bermuda Hundred, VA Wounded 10/15/1864 Bermuda Hundred, VA (Estimated day) Wounded 1/15/1865 Fort Fisher, NC Promotions: Major 10/7/1861 Lt Colonel 6/7/1864 Colonel 8/15/1864 Brig-General 1/15/1865 by Brevet Brig-General 2/15/1865 Major-Gen 3/13/1865 by Brevet Intra Regimental Company Transfers: 10/7/1861 from company A to Field & Staff. Pennypacker Pennsylvania Patriot or Genuine Boy General. Pennypacker, a Pennsylvania Patriot, was not only a Genuine Boy General, but also won the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Several Civil War Union Officers have been labeled Boy Generals, however Galusha Pennypacker, still remains the youngest U. Army Brigadier General in history. Galusha Pennypacker, was born in 1844, a native of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Pennypacker was an only child raised by his grandmother.The grandson of a Mennonite bishop, he was described as a Quaker. Pennypackers mother died when he was 3. His father, Joseph, served in the Mexican War, then went to California in the Gold Rush and never came back. Pennypacker entered the service in April, 1861, at the age of 16, he enlisted as a quartermaster sergeant in the 9th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, declining, on account of his youth, the appointment of first lieutenant. During his first three months of service, under Major-General Patterson, Pennypacker gained experience in the Shenandoah Valley.
In October 1861 he was appointed a major in the 97th Pennsylvania, for which he had helped recruit a company of men. The Ninety-seventh Regiment joined the Tenth Corps in the Department of the South, and during the years 1862 and 1863 participated in all the various engagements in which that corps took part, Forts Wagner and Gregg, James Island, Charleston and Fort Pulaski. In April 1864, at age 19, Pennypacker was promoted to lieutenant colonel, replacing a sick officer. Two months later, he would be promoted again, to full colonel, in charge of the entire regiment. On May 20 he led his regiment in an assault upon the enemys lines at Green Plains, Bermuda Hundred, receiving three severe wounds, losing one hundred and seventy-five men killed and wounded, it would take Pennypacker 3 months to recover from his wounds.In command of General Butler, Pennypacker participated in the failed Fort Fisher Expedition in December 1864. In January 1865, under General Alfred Terry, Pennypacker made the successful assault upon Fort Fisher. He was again severely wounded and thought fatal. Pennypacker received six brevets or promotions as follows: Brevet brigadier-general U. Volunteers, January 15, 1865; brigadier-general U.
Volunteers, February 18, 1865; brevet major-general U. Volunteers, March 13, 1865; colonel Thirty-fourth Infantry U. July 28, 1866; brevet brigadier-general U. March 2, 1867, and brevet major-general U.General Terry stated that Pennypacker and not himself was the real hero of Fort Fisher, and that his great gallantry was only equaled by his modesty. Major General Galusha Pennypacker was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery at Fort Fisher, on August 17, 1891, the citation reads, Gallantly led the charge over a traverse and planted the colors of one of his regiments thereon, was severely wounded. Pennypacker was not only a Pennsylvania Patriot, but a Genuine Boy General, remaining the only general too young to vote for the President who appointed him. Odest combat heroes are cliché for a reason.
Many dont enjoy thinking of the events others want to praise. Galusha Pennypacker was one of these. Wounded seven times during the Civil War, the Chester County boy rose to brigadier general at the age of 21 and won the Congressional Medal of Honor. But what he couldnt escape was the moment whenafter being wounded at Fort Fisher in 1865his men murdered the Confederate whod shot him. The horror of it has never gone out of my mind to this day, Pennypacker said in 1911.
Born in Valley Forge, Pennypacker was an only child raised by his grandmother. The grandson of a Mennonite bishop, he was described at the end of his life as a Quaker, and his funeral at the Philadelphia National Cemetery was performed with the simple services of the Society of Friends. In early 1861, the boy was working as a printers assistant for the.
Apparently, Pennypacker had some writing talent, because his editor put him in charge of a column for young people. Meanwhile, hed been offered an appointment to West Point and was considering an opportunity to study law. On April 13, Fort Sumter surrendered to Confederate forces. On April 15, President Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers. Pennypacker had previously joined the Chester County militia, which then answered Lincolns call in a body.
By April 20, the Chester County men were in an army camp at Harrisburg, where they were designated Company A of the 9th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. For all Civil War and paper items. It depends on to what country. We suggest you bookmark it so you can easily come back to our listings at any time. We are a member of the Manuscript Society, the Confederate Stamp Alliance, and life member of the American Philatelic Society.
The item "Civil War Cover Galusha Pennypacker Franked Soldier Cover Major 97th PA 7/24/62" is in sale since Sunday, June 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Correspondence, Mail".
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