|Civil War Grouping of Capt. William D. Reitzel, Co. G, 2nd Penna. Reserves|
Sold by Alderfer Auctions in 2010
Recently, web searches have allowed me to find three auction lots that are very important for our understanding of Lancaster and the Civil War. Unfortunately, all three lots were from past auction catalogs, so the items are now likely in the hands of private collections. Coincidentally, all three lots related to officers whose correspondence was regularly printed in Lancaster newspapers. The auction lots were:
|Adam C. Reinoehl|
Heritage Auctions, 2008
- CDV of Sgt. Major Adam C. Reinoehl. Heritage Auctions, 2008. Valedictorian of F&M's Class of 1861, Reinoehl wrote a series of twenty or so very interesting letters from Union operations in South Carolina in 1862-3 and then in Virginia in 1864. Wounded in the assault on Battery Wagner, I believe this photograph was taken while he recovered from his wound in Lancaster. See more information in this post I wrote about him back in January.
- Diary of Capt. Emanuel D. Roath, Company E, 107th Pennsylvania. Cowan's Auctions, June 2011. Perhaps the most prominent Civil War soldier from Marietta, Lancaster County, Roath frequently wrote about a dozen or so letters to the Weekly Mariettian.
- Civil War Grouping of Capt. William D. Reitzel, Company G, 2nd Pennsylvania Reserves. Alderfer Auctions, March 2010. Reitzel recruited a company out of Landisville that joined up with the Pennsylvania Reserves as a replacement company in July 1862. He corresponded occasionally with the Lancaster Daily Inquirer.