Epilogue: The App Brothers in the Civil War

A Few Words in Conclusion

TO MY COMRADES: Fifty years have now passed since my young companions, now my old comrades, enlisted for the most memorable war of all time. To their heroism and fidelity, on the march, in the prison pen, on many a hard fought and bloody field I want to testify. Their service was well performed and their laurels were manfully won. That comradeship which was cemented by nearly three years of constant service thru a horrid war still endures today, and to them I say, all honor to you, brave boys of youth, and all love to you, comrades of my later life.

TO MY READERS: In an humble way I have penned this history of Company G, 147th Regiment, P. V. I., and I trust it has afforded my readers an opportunity in a small way, to get something of the experiences of a soldier’s life. If the articles shall have attained such purpose, the writer has achieved all that he purposed to do, and he lays down his pen with satisfaction.


This document was found in Volume I of the “Snyder County Historical Society Bulletins”, page 336 (the original bulletin was Volume II, Number 2, 1939).

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“Dutch” translations by Harvey L. Stutzman (Nappanee, Indiana), Janice Miller (Etna Green, Indiana), and Lewis G. Schmidt (Allentown, Pennsylvania).

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1 Response to Epilogue: The App Brothers in the Civil War

  1. Pat Hillman says:

    I have SO enjoyed your postings! Are they available in their entirety? I would love to have a copy of the entire diary. Thanks so much for pursuing this considerable effort!
    Love, Pat

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