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Alex Cressler, letter

June 10, 1861

“Sabbath approached finding our citizens in a state of uproar & confusion, cars were running an [sic] screaming – men were working wagons were moving through our streets from morning till night and citizens [were] on a continual parade. [T]ruly such scenes, such sabbaths, and such times, were never before ours to behold.”


Name: Alex Cressler


Document Information

Type: Letter


  • Soldier/Civilian Interaction

Event Location: Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA

Document Origin: Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA


Alex Cressler to Henry Bitner. June 10, 1862. The Valley of the Shadow. Obtained from Accessed on February 8, 2010.